International Community Must Allocate More Emergency Funds To Ethiopia, As El Niño Hits Country
New York Times: El Niño Strikes Ethiopia
“…The crisis in Ethiopia could be a harbinger of more weather-related disasters if climate change makes El Niño more frequent. … Since July, Ethiopia’s government has released $192 million for emergency food aid and other assistance. That is not nearly enough: Ethiopia’s government says it needs an additional $596 million in international assistance to cope with the current emergency. But the wars in Syria and Iraq have shifted scant humanitarian aid resources to the Middle East. … International donors need to allocate additional emergency funds for Ethiopia, and they must step up with more support for the World Food Programme so it can get more food to those in dire need” (10/21).