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Drought Victims Face Malnutrition as Ethiopia Runs out of Emergency Food

Save the Children warned drought in Ethiopia could risk developing into a catastrophe

Young boy receives medical treatment for malnutrition in Ethiopia. (Flickr: UNICEF Ethiopia)

BY ESAT NEWS

The United Nations warns that deficiency disease looms in drought affected communities as food pipeline is breaking.

About eight million people currently receiving food assistance face malnutrition as Ethiopia runs out of emergency food aid from July 2017, according Relief web, the information wing of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Continue reading Drought Victims Face Malnutrition as Ethiopia Runs out of Emergency Food

Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Spirals Amid Major Aid Shortages

Millions of Ethiopians needs food, water and emergency medical care that are in short supply already due to funding shortages

BY KATY MIGIRO | REUTERS,

Millions of drought-stricken Ethiopians needing food, water and emergency medical care are not receiving it due to funding shortages, the United Nations said, warning the crisis will worsen if spring rains fail as predicted.

Some 5.6 million people need food aid in the Horn of Africa nation, which has been hit by a series of back-to-back droughts.

“The needs relating to the developing emergency exceed resources available to date,” the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Monday. Continue reading Ethiopia: Drought Emergency Spirals Amid Major Aid Shortages