Drought and Famine: Ethiopia’s Vicious Cycle Continues – TIME

Children wait at an Outpatient Treatment Center for treatment on June 10, 2008 in Lerra village, southern Ethiopia.Earlier this year, Ethiopia’s parliament passed a tough new law seeking to regulate charities and foreign humanitarian groups in the country. The law, which labels as foreign any local organization that gets more than 10% of its funding from abroad, restricts charity work on issues related to gender, ethnicity, children’s rights and conflict resolution, and bars advocacy activities. The government says the law is meant to ensure that charities focus on development, but many fear it will deter those working in the field from taking bold actions like advocating for the hungry.

Drought and Famine: Ethiopia’s Vicious Cycle Continues – TIME

Blogged with the Flock Browser
Advertisements
Categories: Truth to Power | Leave a comment

Post navigation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: