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Deepening Drought Hits Ethiopia Herders as Millions Go Hungry

Severe drought so far killed two million livestock in Ethiopia : FAO

Drought has devastated herders’ livelihoods as it exhausted pastures and water sources, leading to a significant number of animals dying or falling ill. In Ethiopia, some 8.5 million people – one in 12 people – are now suffering from hunger.


Livestock are dying in parts of Ethiopia that are overwhelmingly reliant on their milk as deepening drought pushes up the number of districts in need of life-saving aid by 19 percent, according to a report released on Thursday.

At least 8.5 million people in 228 districts of Ethiopia need urgent food aid in the second half of the year, up from 5.6 million in January, according to the study published on ReliefWeb, a website run by the United Nations. Continue reading Deepening Drought Hits Ethiopia Herders as Millions Go Hungry

Ethiopia Appeals $948m to Address Food Needs

New drought strikes millions in Ethiopia for a second consecutive year

It’s another year and as expected, the Ethiopian government launched an urgent appeal to feed 5.6 million hungry people in the country. FAO warns the worst is yet to come. (Photo: FAO/Tamiru Legesse)

By UN News Centre,

On the heels of failed rains and a calamitous El Niño in Ethiopia, the country’s Government today launched an appeal for $948 million to urgently address food and non-food needs, while the United Nations agriculture agency FAO warned that a new drought may put the East African nation’s hard fought gains at risk.

The humanitarian response plan, launched by the Ethiopian Government and humanitarian partners, aims to help 5.6 million people mainly in the southern and eastern parts of the country, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Continue reading Ethiopia Appeals $948m to Address Food Needs