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With 8M People Needing Food Aid In Drought-Hit Ethiopia, U.N. Sends Health Team To Assist In Response

Deutsche Welle: No rain and too little drought aid in Ethiopia
“…Ethiopia is once again in the iron grip of a potentially devastating drought. While the worst-affected regions including Somali, Oromia, Tigray, and Amhara have yet to record the loss of human lives, the dying of livestock — a major export earner of much-needed hard currency — has set alarm bells ringing in government offices in Addis Ababa and at international food agencies. Some eight million Ethiopians currently need food aid…” (Bula, 12/4).

U.N. News Centre: As Ethiopia battles devastating drought, U.N. sends in emergency health team
“With Ethiopia battling its worst drought in 30 years due to the El Niño weather pattern, with 8.2 million people already in urgent need of food aid, the United Nations has sent an emergency health team to help support the government’s response to a crisis that is expected to become even worse over the next eight months…” (12/4).

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