Ethiopia Appeals For $55M For Food Assistance; USAID Announces Additional $97M In Emergency Food Aid For Nation

Associated Press/U.S. News & World Report: Ethiopia appeals for international help to feed thousands of refugees
“An Ethiopian official says the country’s more than 730,000 refugees could go hungry if $55 million in food aid is not raised by the end of the year. Ayalew Awoke, deputy director of refugee affairs, said Monday that a $20 million donation by the U.S. will be used up by the end of December and he warned of ‘a major crisis’ unless aid comes in…” (11/9).

BBC News: Aid needed as severe drought hits Ethiopia
“The United Nations (U.N.) has warned that more than 15 million people in Ethiopia will not have enough food to survive by the beginning of 2016. It’s because of a severe drought in the region. At the moment around eight million people are in need of emergency food aid and the number is rising as rains continue not to fall…” (11/11).

BBC News: Drought takes terrible toll in Ethiopia
“…A lack of rain has meant that crop yields in the worst-affected areas are down by 90 percent this year. The Ethiopian government has set aside nearly £130m to deal with the crisis but the U.N. says a further £330m is needed. Clive Myrie reports from Kobo in northern Ethiopia…” (11/9).

U.S. Department of State: U.S. Announces $97 Million in Additional Emergency Food Assistance for Ethiopia
“The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it is providing nearly $97 million in additional food assistance to assist vulnerable populations in Ethiopia, including those severely affected by the impacts of the El Niño weather phenomenon…” (11/10).

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