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Young Ethiopians paying their respects to the Nile, the source of life and many civilisations where it begins its long journey from the Ethiopian Highlands to North Africa. It is said that more than 80 percent of the water of the Nile in Egypt comes from Ethiopia.

Organizations that Help Ethiopian Famine Victims

"We have learned the hard way that the root problems of scientific research in Africa are not only the lack of adequate facilities and funds, but also the biases and reservations of some individuals and organizations in industrialized countries who find it difficult to accept that any good science can come from our part of the world. Even our own government officials who rely on foreign assistance and the advice of such international organizations may be unduly pressured."

Professor Aklilu Lema speech at the 1989 Right Livelihood Award (Alternative Nobel Price) ceremony held in Stockholm, Sweden

Chora Highlights

  • Jan 8, 2003:Oxfam: Don't Forget Africa!

    More than 20 million people in Mauritania, Ethiopia, and Southern Africa are facing starvation. They need your help!

  • Dec 8,The [Ethiopian] Reporter:Meeting the challenges of the generation

    A generation is considered wise and prudent not when it thinks about itself only but when it leaves behind a nation that is developed, or at least on the road to development, and whose security politically, economically and socially is put on solid basis for the generations to come. That’s how its success is measured. If the present generation is not to fail in its historical responsibility, then we should make drought and famine the top priority of the country so that not even a single person, dies of hunger and forever disassociate our name from this curse.

  • Nov 11, OXFAM: Food crisis in Ethiopia

    Failed rains between June and September have left Ethiopia in the grip of a brutal drought. At the moment six million people are in need of food but by March next year this could increase to 14 million. This means that more people could be affected than 1984.

  • Ghelawdeos Araia: Uprooting the Root Causes of Famine in Ethiopia

    Once we begin to see beyond the rather seductive and ironic depictions of the famine encounter, we will be in a position to recapture a glimpse of the real causes of famine and cautiously avoid the conflation of natural calamities with ‘man-made’ famines. It is from this standpoint that I like to argue that the Ethiopian famine is largely caused by human forces and not by nature, and to be sure far from starving, Ethiopians should have enjoyed the fruits of a breadbasket from “Garden of Eden.”

  • Ghelawdeos Araia: The Paradox of Bread Basket Starving Ethiopia

    There is no doubt that the Ethiopian landscape suffers from ecological imbalance and environmental stress (due to decades of massive deforestation ), but poor rains alone cannot cause continuous poor harvest. Apart from climate, the human dimension and the politics of famine must be considered seriously, and in this respect, although one may pose and say the phenomenon of famine is not wholly attributable to the world institutions, there is some truth to it.

  • Drought Relief 2002

    Dear Ethiopians and Friends of Ethiopia, Regions in Ethiopia are currently undergoing severe drought made acute by both natural and man made factors. While more or less all administrative regions are affected, the most severely impacted this time (last time it was Gode) appears to be the Afar region.

  • June 13, BBC: Western pollution 'caused African droughts'

    Scientists in Australia and Canada say that pollution from western countries may have caused the droughts which ravaged Africa's Sahel region in the 1970s and 1980s. Millions died in the droughts, which hit Ethiopia hardest in 1984.

    Genetically Modified Seeds Imposed on Farmers in Africa Triger Famine and Social Devastation

    Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher: The African Model Law for the Protection of the Rights of Local Communities, Farmers and Breeders...

    The Politics of the Nile

  • Egypt and the Hydro-Politics of the Blue Nile River

  • Can EA Win the Nile War?


  • Nile Politics: Egypt’s Gamble

  • Collaborating for a Win-Win Situation: The Imperative of Conservation

  • Collaborating for a Win-Win Situation: Responding to the Challenge of Food Security

  • New Proposals and Modalities For a Nile Accord

  • Teferi Tsegaye (The Reporter): We must get our message about the Nile across slowly but with assuredness.

  • Girma Amare: Nile Waters--Hydrological Cooperation Vs Hydropolitics

  • Tesfaye Tafesse : The Hydro-political Perspective of the Nile Question

  • The Politics of the Nile

  • WIC-The Politics of the Nile: Interview with Getachew Aberra

  • The Reporter(PANA): Nile Water a Fake Speech

  • Dessalegn Rahmato: WATER RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT IN ETHIOPIA: Issues of Sustainability and Participation

  • NY Times- For the Poor, Water is Dirty yet Costly, Study finds

    The 2000 Drought and Famine

  • The Independent-How the West has failed Ethiopia

  • Addis Tribune-Looking into a Famine Crisis-Analysis

  • OXFAM Suggests Debt Relief and Expansion of Education to Break the Cycle of Crisis

  • OXFAM: Ethiopia Situation Assessment

  • (WIC)-Press Release- UN Agencies In Ethiopia Appeal for Assistance

  • UNDP-Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia

  • Worldwatch Institute: Underfed and Overfed: The Global Epidemic of Malnutrition- A Report by Gary Gardner and Brian Halweil

  • Oxfam Report-Africa's forgotten crises: People in peril (Angola, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Siera Leone, Congo

  • Oxfam Cites Double Standards

  • The Reporter's Interview with Ms. Judith Lewis from the World Food Program

  • A Continent in Chaos: Africa's Environmental Issues

    Who Should Own the Land?

  • 1. Berhe W. Aregay: Each Of Us Planting A Tree

  • 2. Meles: No Convincing Reason to Privatize Land

  • 3. The Making of the Great Famine in Ireland

  • 4. Dessalegn Rahmato Revisting the Land Issue: Options for Change

  • 5. Jan Nyssen: Land Privatization will inevitably induce desperation sales and migration to towns

  • Kate Potter on the Environment

  • Vulnerability and Household Food Insecurity

  • Five Myths about Food and Hunger

    Int. J. of African Studies-Glantz, M. Are Famines so Difficult to Predict

  • Action Hunger- Questions about Hunger

  • Appropriate Technology: Exploring the Potentials Water Mills in Ethiopia

  • NEWS

  • January 23, 2003: David Plotz in Africa- A Handful of Wheat at the End of the World

    We head over to the two-room schoolhouse, the only concrete building in the village. The director, a gracious middle-aged man named Sultan Osman, says that half of the 462 kids who enrolled in September have dropped out because of the drought.

  • January 21, David Plotz in Africa: The Supermarket and the Starving..[D]evelopment aid is stagnant in Ethiopia. The proportion of spending on development by the World Food Program, for example, has plunged to 20 percent. The rest goes to rations. Most USAID money goes for staple foods. Everyone agrees Ethiopia needs long-term development funding, but they can't pay for it, because every couple years they have to throw whatever extra money they can find into the latest food emergency.

  • January 19, 2003: Washington Post Editorial: Famine, Again

    Just as in 1984, the ribs are starting to show and the cupboards are on their last cup of grain, not just in Ethiopia but in much of southern Africa. But this is not merely a replay of the last famine. This time there is a cooperative government in Ethiopia, and everywhere else the aid workers have arrived in time. What is still needed is critical but manageable: Western governments and other donors must ensure that over the next few months the food pipeline stays open and runs smoothly.

  • January 19, 2003- Almaz Mequanint: Pollution Concern in Wonji, Wonji/Shewa and Metehara

    I grew up in Wonji, and my two children were born and raised in Wonji until the age of 6 & 7. At that time in Wonji the drinking water had excess fluoride, the air was polluted from the smoke and dust which was coming out of the factory, and most of the houses were built from asbestos. As we know human health is closely tied to environmental conditions, the quality of air, water, in Wonji, Wonji/Shoa, and Metehara had risked the health of many families including myself and my family.

  • Jan 13, BBC: Ethiopia's long wait for rain

    The agricultural practices that served them so well are now well and truly exhausted. All over the Ethiopian highlands farms have been divided and subdivided so often they are little more than scraps of land.

  • Jan 10, 2003: WIC: Faculty Requests Return Of Plant Species In Foreign Countries

    The Faculty of Natural Science, Addis Ababa University has called for the return of the country's plant species taken by foreign researchers since the middle of the 19th century.

  • Jan 8, 2003: IRIN: ERITREA-ETHIOPIA: Congressman urges world to act

    US Congressman Frank Wolf has warned of a looming crisis in Ethiopia and Eritrea, stressing that both countries are desperately in need of help.

  • Dec 11, Reuters: New Water Index Highlights Haves and Have Nots

    A new Water Poverty Index developed to highlight the differences between water-rich and water-poor nations will be the cornerstone of the Third Water Forum in the Japanese city of Kyoto next March.

  • Dec 7, The Guardian: Time running out for millions as drought returns to Ethiopia

    Although harvests in Ethiopia are only down 8-15% on last year, this is enough to provoke a major crisis. "It now only takes a small drop in harvests and suddenly millions of people need help," says Peter Kerby, food security officer for the Department for International Development in Addis Ababa. "There are now many more very vulnerable people, living right on the edge and just about holding their heads above water. But the slightest ripple and you can have eight, 10 or 12 million people going under."

  • Dec 7, BBC: Ethiopia launches food appeal

    The Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, has made an urgent appeal for 1.4 million metric tons of food aid, as his country faces a famine potentially as severe as the 1984 crisis.

  • Dec 7, CNN: Act on Drought, Ethiopia told

    The Ethiopian government must do more to tackle the effects of recurrent drought that plunge the Horn of Africa nation into a food crisis every few years, the head of the U.N. children's fund said Friday.

  • Dec 6, IRIN: Prime Minister launches relief appeal

    Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi launched an international appeal on Saturday to help avert a looming famine threatening millions in the country. He spoke out as his government revealed that more than eleven million people would need food aid in the Horn of Africa country for next year.

  • Dec 6, Alert News: Ethiopia drought serious, urgent help needed-UN

    Ethiopia's drought may worsen and match the 1984 crisis in which up to one million died unless help arrives urgently, but the country is not yet suffering a famine, a U.N. agency said on Friday.

  • Nov 26, (Ethiopiafirstcom) Ghelawdewos Araia: REHAB ENATFFA: Revival Habitat: Ethiopian National Association To Fight Famine

    ...[T]here is no guarantee for development and the defeat of famine by simply carrying out land reform and abandoning the Ethiopian farmers in limbo, i.e. without giving them the necessary tools and guidance as well as appropriate technology in such a way to enjoy food self-reliance [...] The defeat of famine could come only by a sound economic policy initiated by a visionary and patriotic leadership that is ready to undertake a draconian overhaul of the national economy.

    Nov 25, IRIN: ETHIOPIA: Almost a sixth of harvest lost

    Almost one sixth of Ethiopia’s main harvest has been destroyed by drought, humanitarian organisations said on Monday.

  • Nov 20, The Reporter: People in rural Ethiopia suffer from food insecurity, deep poverty

    study papers presented to the "Rural Development" workshop held last week at the Prime Minister's Office revealed that the value-added in agriculture in the early 1990s was less than one quarter that of Nigeria. That figure alone illustrates Ethiopia's poverty starkly. "Average incomes for those engaged in agriculture are only one-sixth as high as for those in non-farm employment."

  • Nov 19, BBC: Ethiopia: The Warning signs that lead to famine

    Whether the worst case scenario materialises depends upon many factors including, the degree of failure of this season's harvest, the international community's response in terms of food and other aid, the Ethiopian people's ability to cope with decline in their own food production, and the Ethiopian Government's capacity to respond effectively to this potential disaster.

  • Nov 14, Fekade Shewakena : I am Crying no more

    In 1973 the dergue and all of us blamed the famine on the Emperor and the emperor’s men blamed it on the weather. In 1984 I have heard the guys in power now speak full mouth blaming the dergue for the famine, the dergue blamed it on the weather. Now the Meles and his people blame it on the weather. The critics blame it on its policies. How ironic that the more things change the more they remain the same. The same television set the same pictures only new beggars. This is a sickening game and it more than stinks.

  • Nov 14: USAID Chronicles U.S. Response to Ethiopian Drought

    In FY 2003 to date, USAID/FFP has committed more than 173,300 metric tons (MTs) of P.L. 480 Title II emergency food assistance, valued at more than $75 million.

  • Nov 14, USAID: Food Security Crisis in Ethiopia and Eritrea

    Inadequate and erratic rains over short and long rainy seasons have resulted in widespread crop failure and created a grim humanitarian outlook in Eritrea and across large areas of eastern and southwestern Ethiopia. A process of impoverishment over recent years, exacerbated by only a partial recovery from the most recent 1999/2000 food security crisis, has increased many communities' vulnerability to current shocks.

  • Nov 14, Alert News: Ethiopia crisis unlikely to match '84 famine -U.S.

    "My reading is that the food situation in Ethiopia is very precarious," Tony Hall, the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations food agencies, told Reuters. "I doubt very much it will be as bad as in 1984," added Hall, who personally witnessed the famine that killed nearly one million Ethiopians.

  • Nov 13, The Reporter: Drought victims with immediate, food needs rise to 6.3m

    Due to remarkable, losses of livestock products in pastoral areas, the absence of root crops, vegetables, early and green harvests in hardest hit areas, the death of large number of livestock and poor physical conditions and low price of coffee, the immediate food needs increased significantly at the last quarter of 2002.

  • Nov 13, Boston Globe: An atomic-powered plan to end sleeping sickness

    Ethiopia wants to become the first country out of the 40 targeted in the IAEA's plan to eradicate the tsetse fly using sterile insects. Construction began this summer on the continent's largest insect-rearing center, south of Addis Ababa. Ten million captive females flies here will soon be producing two million flies a week. The plan is to sterilize their male offspring by irradiation, and then spray the males from aircraft across the bush. Weekly flights across Ethiopia's Rift Valley, a hotbed of the disease, could begin as early as this winter and continue for at least two years.

  • Nov 11, The Independent: Analysis: Crisis turns to catastrophe in a cycle of hunger and desperation

    The reason that crisis turns so swiftly to catastrophe is that the legacy of those previous years is carried by the people into the next one. Few of the hundreds of thousands of cattle that died in the 2000 famine have been replaced. Children have been without milk, which makes them particularly vulnerable. The ability to cope with yet another disaster is reduced, year by year, to the narrowest of margins. For a people who live so perilously on the edge, very little is needed to push them over the precipice.

  • Nov 11, BBC: Massive famine stalks Ethiopia

    Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has warned that his country faces a famine worse than that of 1984 which killed nearly one million people and sparked a big international relief effort.

  • Nov 11, BBC: Ethiopia's new Nightmare

    None work, few eat, whole families just stare out waiting for help that may never come.

  • October 7, Walta: Remarks by the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Mr. Kenzo Oshima Launch of the“Appeal for Immediate Food Needs and Scenarios of Likely Emergency Needs in 2003”

    Clearly, the early warning signs of a large-scale humanitarian crisis are already visible. We visited rural Ethiopia yesterday to observe the real situation on the ground. In villages of West Hararghe (Orimya Region) - one of the areas hardest-hit by erratic rains this year, and traditionally one of the best coffee producing and food surplus areas - it is obvious to anyone that there has been a massive crop failure. Looking down from the sky, and from a distance, you get the impression that the situation is not that bad because the landscape is not the parched, brown land so familiar in drought situations. Rather, it is a pleasant, beautiful light green. However, it does not take long to understand that this is deceptive. It is a green drought.

  • August 6, BBC: Ethiopia's forgotten crisis

    While the world's attention focuses on the drought in Southern Africa, up to half a million in the north east of the country are facing their own food crisis.


    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today that serious food shortages are affecting millions of farmers and pastoralists in eastern, northern and southern Ethiopia due to exceptionally dry weather resulting from the partial failure of the "Belg" rains (February to May) and a late start of the main "Meher" rains (June to September).

  • July 27, BBC: Ethiopia facing food crisis

    More than eight million people are in need of food aid after failed rains, Ethiopia's emergency relief agency has warned.

  • July 27, IRIN: Over 8 million in need of food aid

    The Ethiopian government has warned that over eight million people are in nneed of food aid after failed rains in the country. According to the government's Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Commission (DPPC), a further 3.7 million were in need of assistance, over and above the 5.2 million people it had warned at the beginning of the year would need food aid.

  • July 11, BBC:Ethiopia's new-found plenty

    Northern Ethiopia, which became the byword for famine a generation ago, is now exporting a food surplus and is confident that it could survive a year without rain.

  • July 11, ENN: Link between northern pollution and African drought and other stories

    The smokestacks of North American and European factories may have spawned the devastating droughts that killed millions of people in Ethiopia and other parts of the Sahel region of Africa.

  • July 9, IRIN: ETHIOPIA: UN warns of "serious problems" in Afar, Oromiya

    The UN in Ethiopia has issued a “special alert” over the looming food crisis in parts of the Afar and Oromiya regions, warning of "serious problems" unless nomadic pastoralists receive help in the next few weeks.

  • July 2, BBC:Starving Ethiopians to get aid

    Ethiopia's emergency relief agency says that food is on its way to over a quarter of a million people who are facing serious food shortages in the north-eastern region of Afar.

  • June 24- World Summit on Sustainable Development-August 24-September 4, Johannesburg

    Organized by the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, to focus attention and action on meeting challenges of improving people's lives and conserving natural resources in a world with growing populations and increasing demands for food, water, shelter, sanitation, energy, health services and economic security.

  • June 18, IRIN: Interview with leading conservationist Stuart Williams

    Stuart Williams is a leading British conservationist spearheading the fight to save two of Ethiopia’s rarest animals, the Ethiopian Wolf and the Grevy Zebra, both of which face imminent extinction. Williams, who lives in the Bale Mountains, speaks of the importance of Ethiopia’s wildlife, the role of its national and protected parks, and how sustainable development within the country is intertwined with conservation efforts.

  • June 13, BBC: Food summit 'waste of time'

    The World Food Summit in Rome has ended without achieving anything, delegates have said. Officials from poor countries say it was largely a waste of time anyway, as the governments of wealthy countries did not take it seriously.

  • June 12, The Daily Monitor (PANA): The Poor Need the Environment the Most

    In India alone, urban air pollution costs a billion dollars a year in disease and lost crops. Water pollution costs another $ 6 billion and soil erosion deprives the country of $ 2 billion in lost productivity...that it [India] is losing $2 billion annually in lost productivity due to erosion sounds too familiar to us, doesn't it? Only that Ethiopia loses not 2 billion dollars but 2 billion or thereabouts tons of soil every year.

  • June 12, WIC: Ethiopia Undertaking Encouraging Environmental Protection Activities

    The various environmental protection activities which Ethiopia has carried out so far in line with agreed international conventions has been encouraging, the Environmental Protection Authority said

  • June 11, BBC: Hunger solution splits UN summit

    Developing countries are telling the US and the EU that free trade is essential to enable their poor farmers to compete with the subsidised farmers of the rich industrialised world.

  • June 5, World Food Summit-Five Years Later

    June 10-13, Rome, sponsored by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, will take stock of gains made toward ending hunger since the 1996 summit, when 185 nations and the European Community set the goal of cutting by half the number of hungry children, women and men by 2015.

  • June 5, Is There Sufficient Political Will to Reduce Hunger?

    This electronic discussion on two major themes of the upcoming World Food Summit – political will and resource mobilization – is being conducted through the Development Gateway Food Security topic page, and will run through June 7.

  • May 29, Mail & Guardian: Ethiopia's wildlife on brink of extinction

    At least four mammals and two bird species are facing extinction, the Ethiopian-based wildlife institute said. According to experts the Walia ibex, Ethiopian wolf, mountain nyala and Grevy zebras as well as the white-winged fluff tail and Ankober Serin bird species are all threatened.

  • May 24, WIC: Forest Biodiversity Resource Said Depleting At Alarming Rate

    The Institute of Bio-Diversity Conservation and Research (IBDC) said the depletion of the forest genetic resources of the country has reached such a level that it would make life impossible.

  • May 24, WIC: Ethiopia's Four Species Of Endemic Mammals, Two Species Of Birds Said Facing Imminent Extinction

    Senior researcher of animal genetic resource at the Institute of Biodiversity Conservation and Research (ICBR) said four great mammals and two bird species which are endemic to Ethiopia are endangered and may soon face extinction unless urgent conservation action is taken.

  • May 19, World Bank:Water, the Essence of Life but sill elusive to many

    Access to water is clearly the most basic of human needs. Improving water supply and sanitation service delivery is crucial in the quest to reduce poverty. Yet for many in the developing world, access to water is far from the given it is in developed countries. Roughly 1.1 billion people lack access to improved water. At the same time, 2.4 billion people live without improved sanitation and 4 billion without sound wastewater disposal. Deaths from water scarcity number 12 million each year. Of this total, 3 million are children who tragically die from waterborne diseases every year.

  • May 13, World Bank: Environment and Poverty Linkages Discussion

    This electronic discussion will run until June 30, and focuses on ways to reduce poverty and sustain growth through sound and equitable environmental management. Themes are introduced every two weeks, then summarized following comments and discussion by members.

  • April 25, World Bank: Mobilizing Communities to Roll Back Malaria

    Malaria continues to be a major public health burden on Africa and other developing regions. More than 90% of the 300-500 million clinical cases of malaria globally occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria causes approximately 1 million deaths every year (2 deaths every minute). Almost all these deaths are in children less than 5 years of age.

  • April 11, 2002:Genetically Modified Seeds Imposed on Farmers in Developing Countries Trigger Famine and Social Devastation

    The "economic therapy" imposed under IMF-World Bank jurisdiction is in large part responsible for triggering famine and social devastation in Ethiopia and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, wreaking the peasant economy and impoverishing millions of people. With the complicity of branches of the US government, it has also opened the door for the appropriation of traditional seeds and landraces by US biotech corporations, which behind the scenes have been peddling the adoption of their own genetically modified seeds under the disguise of emergency aid and famine relief.

  • January 7, 2002: IRIN: ETHIOPIA: Report warns of looming environmental disaster

    Almost all the forests in Ethiopia have been destroyed in the last 40 years, according to a study by the United Nations. Less than three percent of the entire country is now covered with trees - prompting fears of an impending environmental disaster - and the problem is only going to get worse. Wild fires, which in 2000 caused more than US $39 million of damage in the southern Bale and Borana regions alone, have destroyed many of the forested areas of the country...

  • January 6, 2002: Walta: Nile Basin Consultative forum established

  • Sept 4, The Monitor: Water Said to Be Source of Future Conflict Among African States

    "Among donors and governments, water received little or fragmented attention at least until the mid 1990s when the implication of water shortage and inadequate management of resources started to be felt"

  • Sept 4, IFPRI Press Release: Gloomy Outlook for Malnourished Children

    Unless more aggressive measures are taken, progress against child malnutrition is likely to slow over the next two decades, according to a new report from the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). The report, 2020 Global Food Outlook: Trends, Alternatives, and Choices, projects that child malnutrition will decline by only 20 percent over the next 20 years...

  • Sept 4, Washington Post: Big Rise in Hunger Projected for Africa- Report Stresses Need for Massive Investment

    The report by the International Food Policy Research Institute, a Washington think tank, predicts rising hunger on the continent, which is notorious for periodic famines and struggles to feed itself even in normal times. ...

  • June 28, Reuters: Donors Pledge $140 Million for Nile Basin Projects

  • June 28, ENA: Donor Community Supports NBI

  • March 20, Walta: [Ethiopian] Population Projected to Reach 79mln

  • March 20, AFP: Water, the looming source of world conflict

  • Feb 5, BBC: UN environment champ in cash crisis

  • Sept 28, Christian Science Monitor-How Ethiopia prevented another devastating famine

  • BBC- Sept 26- Aid makes impact in Ethiopia

  • Sept 16, WIC- MEDC Formulates Guidelines Incorporating Development Projects and Environmental Protection

  • Sept 15, Addis Tribune- Symposium on Environment and Development Opens at the Ghion Hotel

  • Sept 4, BBC-UN's green corps tries hard

  • August 30, The Monitor- Reports On the State of the Environments in Ethiopia: What Report?

  • August 30, BBC-Environmentalists threaten malaria fight

  • August 24, Summary of PAI Report: Scarcities of Water, Crop and Forest Land Projected

  • August 23, World Bank: Winning the War on Biodiversity Conservation

  • August 23, PANA- FAO to Help Ethiopia Attain Food Self Sufficiency

  • August 16, AFP- Nearly 20 million people in east Africa face severe food crisis

  • August 16, BBC- East Africa 'needs urgent aid'

  • August 15, The Monitor (PANA)-Give Me Freedom Or Give Me A Dead Tree (Opinion)

  • August 13, The Independent- Ethiopia prey to a deceptive 'green famine'

  • August 5, WIC-130,000 MT Food Aid Being Unloaded

  • August 5, WIC-Famine, Hunger and Public Action: Modest Policy Proposals for Ethiopia

    "Even the overcast days are hot and humid. The grass is turning brown and great clouds of dust are blowing up in the wind. The landscape is once again turning back into a desert." Despite the media's lack of interest in the drought affecting the Horn of Africa and East Africa, the situation remains desperate. Read two new reports on Oxfam's emergency work from Gode, Ethiopia:

    Saving Lives

    The work of the therapeutic feeding centre in Balgaharry, which treats severely malnourished children.

    July 28, Oxfam- Horn of Africa Crisis:- Saving lives

    Still no sign of rain: The latest report from Mary Davies, Oxfam's emergency programme manager in Gode.

  • July 28, Oxfam- Horn of Africa Crisis: Still no sign of rains

  • July 13- Oxfam-Postcard from Mozambique:

    "People I meet tell me stories about how they survived the floods: the head teacher of a Chokwe primary school was stranded for 4 days in a tree, fending off snakes that tried to join him with a stick. As the waters flooded his house and school, he managed to fill his pockets with chalk so that when he got back to school he could teach again."

  • June 29, Walta- 8th Nile 2002 Conference Ends

  • June 28, Reporter- Urban Agriculture

  • June 28, Walta-Ethiopian Calls for Immediate Measures for Reallocation of Nile Waters

  • June 26, Minister Opening Address at the Eighth Nile 2002 Conference

  • June 24, Walta- Nile Countries to Meet In Addis Ababa Monday

  • June 23, PANA- Anti-Measles Campaign Starts In Dry Southern Ethiopia

  • June 23, Addis Tribune -It's "Green Hunger"

  • June 23, Addis Tribune-The Crisis Continues

  • June 21, Reuters- GM Mosquito Could Help Eliminate Malaria - Scientists

  • June 21, BBC-Coffee crisis in Ethiopia

  • June 16, Addis Tribune- The Food Crisis - Short Haul-Truck Problem Emerging

  • June 16, BBC-Scientists hail drought crop

  • June 16, WIC- Relief Being Distributed

  • June 14, The Reporter (Ethiopia)- ICRC suspends airlifts due to high landing fee

  • June 10, UNDP- Update on the Current Humanitarian Situation in Ethiopia with a Special Focus on the Somali Region

  • May 25, AP- 23 (?) Million Kenyan Face Hunger

  • May 24, BBC- War and drought in the Horn

  • May 19, Addis Tribune-Getting the Food Out: The Big Challenge Emerges

  • May 12, Addis Tribune-Drought, Rain and Famine

  • May 8, Christian Science Monitor- Ethiopians starve as West Promises aid

  • May 7, ENA-Number of Drought Affected People in Ethiopia Reach 10.6 Million

  • May 5, BBC-Rains hamper Ethiopian aid effort

  • May 5, Addis Tribune- The Rainfall Keeps Coming

  • April 30, BBC- Bertini- Eyewitness: Where hunger reigns

  • April 26-Politics and Food Aid: Background Information from the Government of Ethiopia

  • April 25, BBC-Debt plea to fight malaria

  • April 25, BBC-Malaria keeping Africa poor

  • April 24, BBC- Hunger threatens Ethiopia's north

  • April 24, Washington Post- The Seeds of Famine

  • April 21, Addis Tribune- The Drought Crisis- the Current Crisis

  • April 21, Addis Tribune- Relief Assistance Goes North

  • April 20, The Independent-'A hungry child knows no politics' warns UN chief as West drags its heels over aid

  • April 17, NY Times-Ethiopian Hunger: Another Disaster Ahead?

  • April 14, Politics and ood Aid: Meles' Introductory Statement for the Press

  • April 14, Addis Tribune (Editorial): The Priority is to Save Life

  • April 14, Joint Statment By NGO's: The Food Crisis in Ethiopia

  • April 14, Addis Tribune- The Famine Situation Continues-an update for the Week

  • April 14, Addis Tribune: The Time Dimension of the Famine

  • April 13, BBC- Red Cross begins Ethiopia airlift

  • April 12, Washington Post-Starved for Aid in Africa

  • April 11, Reuters- Food aid trickles as famine threatens Ethiopia

  • April 10, Politics and Food Aid (Press Release-Ethiopian Government)

  • April 10, BBC-Charities reassure over Ethiopia aid

  • April 10, Reuters- EU says food shipments reaching Horn of Africa

  • April 9, CNN- Children suffer as aid comes late to Ethiopia

  • April 7, Addis Tribune-European Union Owes 78, 000 Tons of Food to EFSR

  • April 5, Reuters- UN urges more help for famine-hit Horn of Africa

  • April 5, BBC-Geldof's ultimatum over Ethiopia aid

  • April 4, Reuters-Ethiopia slams world's response to famine

  • April 4, BBC-Aid to Ethiopia 'too slow'

  • April 4,UN-Reliefweb-Drought Information Bulletin N0. 1

  • April 4, BBC-EU famine relief for Africa

  • April 3, UN- Ethiopia may face a major humanitarian challenge in the months ahead

  • April 03, BBC-Disaster threatens Ethiopia

  • March 31, BBC-Ethiopian leader demands more aid

  • March 31, WIC- More People in Need of Emergency

  • March 31, BBC-UN- Horn famine relief effort

  • March 30, UN News Service- 12 million people face possible starvation in Horn of Africa

  • March 30, BBC- Children die in Ethiopian drought

  • March 23, Excite (PR News wire)- Packard Foundation Directs $ 13 Million in New Grants to Family Planning

  • March 23, Seven Days Update- Food: The Perrenial Scarcity

  • March 17, Addis Tribune- Drought Picture looks bleak

  • March 15, The Reporter (Ethiopia)-Main Cause of this Fire is the Rising Demand for Land-Haase

  • March 10, BBC-SA to Fight Ethiopian Fires

  • March 10, PANA- Raging Fires Wiping Out Wildlife, Property

  • March 09, (WIC)-Students Demand Mobilization for Fighting Wildfire

  • Feb 11, PANA-Humanitarian Crisis Averted Through Rapid Response

  • Feb 8, PANA-Private Sector's Role Vital for Fighting Malaria in Africa

  • Jan 30, NY Times: Nations Agree on Safety Rules for Biotech Food

  • Jan 28, CNN- UN says millions of Ethiopians need food aid

  • Jan 27, BBC- Drought and upheaval linked in Africa

  • Jan 25, Chronicle of Higher Education: Extremist Environmental Group Claims Credit for Arson at Michigan State U.

  • Jan 25, WIC-Packard Foundation Dedicates Two Million USD to ethiopia Projects

  • Jan 21, PANA-Food Aid Needed for Eight Million People in Ethiopia

  • Jan 21, CNN- United Nations: Ethiopia Needs 760,000 tons of relief food

  • Jan 21, Addis Tribune- Disaster Appeal Expected Today

  • Jan 21, Addis Tribune-Famine Kills Thousands of People

  • Jan 13, The Chronicle of Higher Education: Why a Prime Model for Saving Rain Forests is a Failure

  • Jan 11, The Monitor- Grain Banks in Ethiopia?

  • Jan 5, BBC- Is aid really helping?

  • Jan 2, WIC-Fassil Kebebew: The Bounteous Biodiversity Resource in Ethiopia

  • The Legacies of Aklilu Lema, The Scientist

    The Perspecive-Dec 10, 2001: The Crop Genetic Resource Rights Debate


    Rafi Communique: Endod: A Case Study of the Use of African Indigenous Knowledge to Address Global Health and Environmental Problems and Environmental Problems

    Scientific American: A 30-year struggle to control schistosomiasis has revealed much about patents and profits

    The Coalition Against Biopiracy: Marie Antoinette Napkin Ring for U. Toledo

    The Coalition Against Biopiracy: Captain Hook Awards

    RadioBridge Page on Aklilu Lema

    Related Websites on the Environment

  • SOS Sahel International UK

  • IFPRI 2001 Report
  • World Water Day 20001

  • AgroBioEthiopia Home Page


  • WHO: Drought in the Horn of Africa, 2000


    United Nations Environment Program

    UN Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters

    UN-World Food Programme

    Environment Annual Review of World Bank Projects

  • Ethiopian Tree Fund Foundation

  • [Ethiopian] Institute of Biodiversity-Conservation and Research

  • National Geographic: Ethiopia's Sacred Waters The Blue Nile

  • ICLEI: The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives

  • T'Kur Abay:The Blue Nile Resource Center

  • Security and Environmnet-selected Resources

    Links to Population and Environment

  • African Population Database Documentation

  • The Cairo Conference on Population and Development

  • Food and population: FAO looks ahead


  • Population Index on the Web from Princeton

  • The Sierra Club Global Population Stabilization Program

  • Women and Population from FAO


  • Linda Zeiler's Lessons Plans for African Deforestation and Desertification Education

  • Population and the Environment: A Bibliography by Greta de Groat

  • References on Famine, Hunger,Starvation

  • References on Nutritional health and disease

    Climate, Water and Desertification

  • Desertification Information Network

  • Earth's Drylands and Global Warming

  • GCIP Information: Climate Change in the 21st Century

  • International Institute for Environment and Development

  • International NGO Network on Desertification and Drought

  • Lead Canada

  • SOAS Water Issues Group

  • UN- Drylands Ecosystem and Desertification Control Program Activity Center

  • UN Interim Secretariat of the Convention to Combat Desertification

  • UN Office to Combat Desertification and Drought

  • UN Document-Convention to Combat Desrtification...particularly in Africa

  • Water For Children of Africa

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