Caused by the very strong El Nino weather phenomen the situation in Ethopia has worsened. In 2015 the rainfall during the short rainy season was reduced up to 90 percent. This year around ten million people are affected by famine . We are active in the country, as well in the Afar-Region. Our emergency aid reaches currently 3,000 pregnant and nursing mothers, 3,000 infants and additionally 1.422 families or 8,500 particularly needy people and their livestock.
The drought situation in Ethiopia and the region has worsened in recent weeks. The East African country has been suffered for months from a drought. In summer 2015, the rain in Ethiopia fell out almost entirely. The earth broke, the cattle died, the corn withered, springs and watercourses dried up. Caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon the result was high food prices, either hardly any water or torrential rain masses, poor harvests, power rationing.
The main objective of the new action is to combat hunger and stabilize the families who are affected by drought through the distribution of food (15 kg corn / family / month x 6 months). In addition, it is necessary to ensure the survival of cattle, representing the livelihood of the population. Therefore additional animal feed is distributed.
Target group: The survival of the target group secured for the project duration. Sustainability: This is a humanitarian intervention, which has primarily no claim to sustainability.