Country: Ethiopia

Forgotten, not Forgiven: Somalia’s Painful Transition from War to Peace

Investing in the transition from war to peace and relief to development has increasingly been advocated as the way forward in rebuilding war-torn societies. By providing opportunities for people to rebuild their lives and engage in constructive activity, the chances are greatly improved that people will be persuaded to disengage from conflict and discontinue active… Read more »

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When donors plan for contingencies

Since 1999, recurrent drought has devastated Ethiopia’s agricultural and pastoral communities, while conflict with neighbouring Eritrea has left an estimated 350,000 Ethiopians displaced. In this context USAID’s contingency planning has been instrumental in allowing for a quick response, averting still-greater crisis. When disaster strikes in Africa, with its media images of starving children or the… Read more »

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Information exchange for humanitarian coordination in the Horn of Africa

The benefits of free flows of humanitarian information are immense, but so too are the challenges, both institutional and technical, involved in establishing exchange mechanisms. This article looks at some of the constraints facing humanitarian data and information exchange in the Horn of Africa, and reviews possible solutions. It suggests that, at national and regional… Read more »

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The food emergency in Ethiopia: what the drought conceals

According to the Ethiopian Prime Minister and the UN food agencies, around 11 million people in Ethiopia will face serious food shortages in 2003 as a result of ‘drought’. Unless the international community provides one and a half million tonnes of food aid, Ethiopia will allegedly be the scene of ‘mass starvation’. This appeal, relayed by… Read more »

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Somalia (November 1999)

In July, international aid agencies in Somalia issued a Donor Alert requesting US$17.5m to support emergency relief activities up to December 1999. Poor and erratic seasonal rains in southern Somalia, as elsewhere in the Horn and East Africa, prompted concern about a fourth successive crop failure and widespread water scarcity. The Donor Alert identified 1.2… Read more »

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Ethiopia and Eritrea (June 1999)

Statistics underline that the Eritrean/Ethiopian war is the biggest war in the world, yet it is almost totally ignored outside the region. Over half-a-million troops are deployed on both sides of the disputed border. Since the fighting flared up again in February, both sides have claimed nearly 100,000 killed, wounded and captured in three major… Read more »

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Entre l’aide de secours et le développement : cibler l’aide alimentaire en vue d’empêcher la catastrophe en Ethiopie

Ce dossier, se penche sur la question de savoir comment cibler au mieux l’aide alimentaire de façon qu’elle atteigne les ménages les plus nécessiteux dans les secteurs d’insécurité alimentaire – un point élaboré plus particulièrement dans le contexte de la Politique nationale sur la prévention et la gestion de catastrophe (PNPGC), dont la stratégie centrale consiste à acheminer l’aide alimentaire de secours,… Read more »

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Formule Argent-contre-Travail et Insécurité Alimentaire dans la Province du Koisha, Ethiopie Méridionale

Ce document a pour but de décrire le Projet d’Etudes sur la Sécurité Alimentaire (PSA) réalisé par SOS Sahel à Wollaita dans le sud de l’Ethiopie. Même selon les estimations les plus optimistes, plus de 45% des Ethiopiens souffrent d’insécurité alimentaire chronique même dans une année “normale”. Jusqu’à ce jour, les efforts faits pour résoudre ce problème dépendaient lourdement… Read more »

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Les Dilemmes de la Transition ‘Post’-Conflictuelle: les Enseignements à Tirer du Secteur de la Santé

Un nombre important de pays à travers le monde sont décrits comme entrant dans une phase ‘post’-conflictuelle. Ce document, en s’inspirant de l’expérience du secteur de la santé, soutient que la nature même de la tâche en matière de réhabilitation est souvent mal comprise. Et notamment, elle est souvent assimilée à la reconstruction de l’infrastructure et des biens… Read more »

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