Al Jazeera America Examines Ethiopia’s Funding Needs In Face Of Severe Drought, Food Shortages
Al Jazeera America: Ethiopia’s drought overlooked as aid funneled to more desperate crises
“…By some estimates, Ethiopia’s current drought may be the worst the country has seen in 50 years. … Foreign financial assistance is arriving, totaling about $167 million so far, combined with the Ethiopian government committing an unprecedented $192 million to help prevent deaths from the drought. But the overall emergency response could cost $1.4 billion, according to aid agencies, especially if El Niño quashes Ethiopia’s next rainy season…” (Jeffrey, 1/4).
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