7.5M People Need Food Aid In Ethiopia; Without Action, Number Will Double Next Year, U.N. Says
Agence France-Presse: 7.5 million going hungry as Ethiopia crisis worsens
“The number of hungry Ethiopians needing food aid has risen sharply due to poor rains and the El Niño weather phenomenon with around 7.5 million people now in need, aid officials said Friday. That number has nearly doubled since August, when the United Nations said 4.5 million were in need — with the U.N. now warning that without action some ’15 million people will require food assistance’ next year, more than inside war-torn Syria…” (10/2).
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