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/echo/file/stepping-aid-avert-famine-somalia_enStepping up aid to avert famine in Somalia

Stepping up aid to avert famine in Somalia
22/01/2018 - Video
Famine has so far been averted in Somalia. Still today, after unrelenting drought in certain areas and erratic rains in others, relief efforts are needed more than ever. Half the population requires assistance and more than one million Somalis are...
Ethiopia by IOM
08/12/2017 - News
People in Ethiopia are facing increasingly dangerous levels of food insecurity due to severe drought. To combat the worsening humanitarian situation, the European Commission has committed new emergency assistance of €15 million bringing the total...

/echo/file/how-coloured-band-saving-children-s-lives-sahel_enHow a coloured band is saving children’s lives in the Sahel

How a coloured band is saving children’s lives in the Sahel
20/11/2017 - Video
Food insecurity, conflicts and instability make the Sahel one of the worst regions in the world to be a child. An estimated 461 250 children under 5 years of age die in the Sahel each year due to severe child undernutrition. On top of crucial...

/echo/file/responding-drought-somalia_enResponding to the drought in Somalia

Responding to the drought in Somalia
14/11/2017 - Video
For agropastoralists in Somalia losing their animals is a telltale sign of trouble ahead. In many parts of the country, rains have barely brought reprieve from the prolonged drought that is affecting the Horn of Africa region. Up to 75% of livestock...
06/11/2017 - Blog post
When fighting erupted in the Yemeni city of Taiz, 11-month-old Khaled* and his family fled their home.
1 in 6 children suffer from acute undernutrition
23/10/2017 - News
The European Commission has announced a €106 million humanitarian and development support package to directly assist people in Sudan affected by forced displacement, undernutrition, disease outbreaks and recurrent extreme climatic conditions.
Rabeya by Zahangir Alam - CARE
16/10/2017 - Blog post
In many people’s minds, Bangladesh is synonymous with natural disasters: from cyclones to flooding, river erosion, droughts or earthquakes, the country is regularly battered by a wide range of hazards – and with climate change, these are set to...
Kame Sake Happi with her child
16/10/2017 - Blog post
The ongoing drought in Kenya is part of a larger drought that is affecting other countries in the greater Horn Africa, mainly Ethiopia and Somalia. The European Commission is bringing humanitarian relief to those most affected by the drought,...
Maritu and her father in Ehtiopia by UNICEF
12/10/2017 - Blog post
Hundreds of thousands of young Ethiopian lives are under constant threat from drought and food shortages. The good news, however, is that efforts to detect child malnutrition and provide treatment are bearing fruit.
Sahelian belt in Chad by WFP
02/10/2017 - Photo story
In the Lake Chad Basin (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) more than 7 million people need food assistance, up from 3 million last year. As malnutrition rates rise to alarming levels in all four countries, over half a million children are suffering...