Water Mismanagement and Droughts Cause Death in Ethiopia.

ReliefWeb Document Preview UNICEF Humanitarian Action: Ethiopia donor update 05 May 2005: "UNICEF Humanitarian Action: Ethiopia donor update 05 May 2005Currently 136,000 children in the most vulnerable areas are severely malnourished. In the update of the Joint Humanitarian Appeal of 4th May 2005, UNICEF requires a total of US$ 54.6 million of which US$ 13 million is needed within the next 60 days to:
- Scale up therapeutic feeding programmes to save the lives of 80,000 to 170,000 severely malnourished children
- Provide supplementary feeding for 360,000 moderately malnourished children together with WFP
- Provide non-food items such as blankets, plastic sheeting, water purification materials for 105,000 people affected by flooding in Somali region
- Provide funding for key child survival interventions such as water and sanitation, malaria control, drugs and equipment to reduce the threat of common diseases such as acute respiratory infections, diarrhoea, measles and meningitis immunization. "