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Lule, a mother of 10 children, lost 25 of her cattle because of the drought, and struggles to save her remaining two. Ethiopia is in the grip of the worst drought in 30 years. IOCC, an ACT member, is providing much needed water for livestock, the only source of income for many rural families in the drought stricken country. Credit: WFP
04 Feb 2016
February 4, 2016 (Baltimore, MD)— International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding to the urgent needs of families in Ethiopia suffering through the most severe drought in 30 years. More [...]
Crop failure due to drought conditions caused Mekia, a 36-year-old mother of four, to sell her only cow to feed her family. Now eight months pregnant, she is malnourished and losing weight from a lack of balanced food that her body requires. More than 10.2 million people in Ethiopia are currently in need of emergency food assistance due to drought conditions. CREDIT: IOCC
21 Dec 2015
ACT Alliance member International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) has announced that they are releasing emergency funds to respond to the urgent needs of people affected by the worst drought in [...]

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18 Jan 2016

The current food insecurity crisis in Ethiopia appears to be a result of a combination of factors, including the pre-El Niño failure of the spring rains and the El Niño induced late onset, erratic and early cessation of the main summer rains. Click on the image to see the infographic  

Photo: UNDESA/Shari Nijman
17 Jul 2015

As the third international conference on Financing for Development (FfD) that took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 13-16 July concludes, high level politicians deliberated to reach consensus on a range of finical measures that set the path for post-2015 development agenda. Domestic resource mobilisation has been among the top agenda. Over the four days, […]

Birhanu Waka helps children move their belongings to a different classroom in a school in the Ajuong Thok Refugee Camp in South Sudan. Situated in northern Unity State, the camp hosts thousands of refugees from the Nuba Mountains, located across the nearby border with Sudan. The Lutheran World Federation, a member of the ACT Alliance, provides a variety of services in the camp, including support for children's education. Waka directs the LWF office in the area.
08 Feb 2014

Gunfire and shelling, in Juba, on 15 December 2013, signalled the beginning of a conflict that quickly spread to other parts of South Sudan, including Bor, Bentiu and Malakal. The violence was sparked by a power struggle between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his ex-deputy, Riek Machar, and continued for months into early 2014, generating […]