Country: Ethiopia

Raising the visibility of IDPs: a case study of gender- and age-specific vulnerabilities among Ethiopian IDP adolescents

Over 1.39 million people were displaced in Ethiopia in 2018 – more than anywhere else globally during the same period.Many were displaced along the Oromia and Somali regional border, where tensions over the allocation of pasture and water resources are thought to have contributed to a sudden escalation of ethnic violence in late 2017 and… Read more »

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Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) Training of Trainers (TOT) course

LEGS Regional Training of Trainers 14th to 19th March, 2016 The Livestock Emergency Guidelines and Standards (LEGS) are a set of international guidelines and standards for the design, implementation and assessment of livestock-based livelihood interventions to assist people affected by humanitarian crises. The LEGS handbook was first published in April 2009 with the second edition… Read more »

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World Conference on Humanitarian Studies 2016

The 2015 World Conference on Humanitarian Studies ‘Changing Crises and the Quest for Adequate Solutions‘, will be held 5-8 March in Addis Ababa, hosted by Addis Ababa University, Bahir Dar University, Cordaid and World Vision Ethiopia. The call for papers has been extended to 20 January 2016. http://www.humanitarianstudiesconference.org/index.php?id=20 This will be the 4th biannual WCHS. For those… Read more »

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International Course on Agriculture Nutrition Linkages, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 18-29 Nov 2013

The Centre for Development Innovation Wageningen UR is pleased to announce the organisation of the International Course on Agriculture Nutrition Linkages, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 18 – 29 November 2013. Malnutrition occurring early in life has life-long negative impacts on productivity and the income generating potential of the population. For longer… Read more »

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Kenya (September 1994)

Drought situation improved. Good harvest anticipated in main agricultural areas of Western, Rift Valley and Central Regions. Wholesale prices for maize and beans have eased considerably and in mid-August the Government announced a suspension of the commercial imports of wheat and maize. Districts in the southern part of Eastern Province and the arid areas in… Read more »

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Mobile phones and crisis zones: how text messaging can help streamline humanitarian aid delivery

When the 2010 Haiti earthquake struck, text messages sent by trapped survivors became crucial catalysts for aid delivery. When the 2009 Gaza conflict broke out, cell phones were the only medium of communication left largely unaffected by bombings. Landline wires and web servers are often the first to fail during a natural disaster, but cell… Read more »

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How reciprocal grazing agreements can increase the resilience of pastoralists

Droughts in arid areas are caused by failed rains and exacerbated by the strategies affected people use to counter the depletion of resources and weakened coping mechanisms. A VSF consortium programme is focusing on the approaches and practices communities use to support dialogue and negotiation as a prerequisite for creating disaster-resilient communities. Such practices include… Read more »

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Improving drought management systems in the Horn of Africa

The Horn of Africa is synonymous with drought and famine, and the region returned to the media spotlight in 2011 as a result of a region-wide La Niña drought. There was, however, much less mention of the fact that Ethiopia has recorded double-digit economic growth rates in recent years and is the third fastest-growing economy… Read more »

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