Posts Tagged ‘drought’

Horn of Africa To Receive EUR20 Million Aid Package For Drought

(HornTrade) – The European Commission adopted Wednesday a € 20 million humanitarian financial package to support 12 million people affected by drought in Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda. This funding will help efforts to develop the populations’ resilience to drought and adapt to climate change.

The Greater Horn of Africa has been severely affected by recurrent and persistent manmade and natural hazards, leaving populations highly vulnerable to drought, human and livestock disease outbreaks, and to a lesser extent Read the rest of this entry »

Djibouti Livestock: In a critical situation

(HornTrade) - Years of drought have had a dramatic impact on the overall health of the herds deteriorated significantly. Pastoralists and agro pastoralists have suffered combined losses of livestock, estimated between 70% and 80%.

The latest drought is a continuation of previous similar disasters, the most severe were probably those of the years 2006 and 2008. Note that these were spread over a period of four to five years with tangible results in a rainfall deficit. The predictable result: the production of lambs is already lost because of rain delays. Read the rest of this entry »