GENEVA (February 21, 2019)
Horn of Africa Hunger Crisis
In 2011, a catastrophic drought struck the Horn of Africa, affecting Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. A mass migration ensued. Cases of malnutrition skyrocketed, especially among children, and millions needed help.
Climate Change Plays Major Role in Top 10 Underreported Humanitarian Crises of 2018, New CARE Report Shows
GENEVA (February 21, 2019) - Today the international aid organization, CARE, launched a new report highlighting the ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2018.
ADDIS ABABA (July 19, 2018) - Since the beginning of this year, over 800,000 people in Ethiopia have fled the violence.
“This is the worst drought I’ve ever experienced in my entire lifetime”, says 50-year-old Asha, who left her home three months ago. Back in her village in Wadamagoo up in the mountains of Somaliland, she used to live happily with her husband, six children, 200 sheep and goats and 10 camels.
What do you do when faced with the threat of starvation — stay put hoping the situation will improve? Or walk in search of safety and a stable food source? This is the terrible dilemma hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese like 34-year-old Nyarmon are currently facing.
Deteriorating drought, hunger and hygiene conditions in Somalia has put the health of 6.7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance at risk, with over 50,000 cases of suspected cholera reported.
HARGEISA/NAIROBI (March 28, 2017) — Large areas of communities in urgent need of life-saving assistance in Somaliland and other regions of Somalia are yet to be reached by the emergency response, warns global poverty-fighting organization, CARE.
Governments and other stakeholders are meeting in Bonn, Germany, from June 1-12, 2009 to decide what issues to include in the world's next climate change agreement which may be settled as early as December in Copenhagen.