Humanitarian

Monday 11 April 2016

The newly appointed CEO of Save the Children International Helle Thorning-Schmidt visits drought-affected region as Ethiopia is in the grip of its worst drought in 50 years

The newly appointed CEO of Save the Children International, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, has travelled to some of the worst affected communities in Sitti Zone, Somali Regional State. She urges the international community to step up its support.

 Save the Children International CEO Helle Thorning-Schmidt visiting Fedato village, Ethiopia

Friday 12 February 2016

The time for roundtables is over - Ethiopia needs action now

With most world leaders having now departed drought-ridden Ethiopia following the African Union meeting, the time for roundtables is over. Though the summit brought strong commitments from many foreign governments and an urgent plea from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the global appeal for Ethiopia's drought response – the nation's worst drought in 50 years – is still more than US$750 million short.

Friday 12 February 2016

Ticking clock on Ethiopia drought: Foreign donors must pledge $245M in next three weeks to avoid break in food aid pipeline by end of April

Donors Must Act in 3 Weeks to Avoid Catastrophic Malnutrition

Monday 25 January 2016

UN SECRETARY GENERAL MUST RAISE THE ALARM ON ETHIOPIA’S WORST DROUGHT IN 50 YEARS AT AU SUMMIT IN ADDIS: SAVE THE CHILDREN

350,000 babies expected to be born across drought-affected parts of Ethiopia as food crisis peaks.

Thursday 14 January 2016

Three Save the Children CEOs visit drought-affected regions as humanitarian crisis worsens

Three Save the Children CEOs from Europe and North America have today returned from drought-stricken woredas in Afar and Amhara. The aid agency is calling on world leaders to do more to combat the nation’s worst drought in 50 years.

CEOs from Save the Children US, Finland and Norway have travelled to some of the worst affected communities on Monday and Tuesday, including visits to the Dubti Hospital and Health Centre, and a health post in Mehal Amba.

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