Tag: Water

How El Niño is threatening livelihoods

El Niño-driven drought has already left more than 34 million people hungry in Eastern and Southern Africa, and this is set to double in 2016. ActionAid is helping people in the countries most severely hit by El Niño. We’re giving emergency food to people in Ethiopia, Somaliland, Zimbabwe and Malawi. And […]

ECWC commissions Gidabo Irrigation Dam

Jean Marie Takouleu February 22 2019 Ethiopian Construction Works Corporation (ECWC) has completed the Gidabo dam in central Ethiopia. Its putting into service was the subject of a ceremony attended by the Prime Minister. ECWC commissions Gidabo Irrigation Dam©Nataly Reinch/Shutterstock The Gidabo dam in the Oromia region has […]

East Africa Food Security Alert: December 7, 2018

December 7, 2018 Significant October to December rainfall deficits to result in below-average crop and livestock production Across the Horn of Africa, rainfall performance during the October to December Deyr/short rains season has been significantly below average and erratically distributed. Based on rainfall to date and the NOAA/CPC […]

How will El Niño affect Colombia?

Arjun Harindranath September 30, 2018 Cracked earth in the department of La Guajira. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock Colombia is likely to face the weather phenomenon El Niño this year as authorities seek to mitigate the more extreme consequences that might be felt across the country. El Niño had […]