Worst drought in Ethiopia in 30 years

    Worst drought in Ethiopia in 30 years

    Jan 18, Addis Ababa: The UN has said that the worst drought in 30 years in Ethiopia means 400,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and more than 10 million people need food aid.

    It has appealed for a $50m cash injection to help the country deal with its worst drought in decades.

    Save the Children, the international non-governmental organisation, said that the drought in Ethiopia represents as big a potential threat to children's lives as the war in Syria.

    Carolyn Miles, chief executive of Save the Children, US said, "We only have two emergencies in the world that we have categorised as category one.

    Syria is one and Ethiopia is the second. And so we've said we need to raise $100m for this response, UN said.

    The Oslo Times


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