Saturday, April 9, 2016

Drought leaves 6 million Ethiopian children hungry

At least six million children in Ethiopia face critical food shortages as a result of the worst drought in 50 years.

The non-governmental organisation Save the Children warned on Friday the number of Ethiopians without enough food is rising as the drought intensifies in the African country with children particularly vulnerable.

The drought-affected area is vast with a population of about 30 million affected - with more than one-third in need of emergency food assistance.

The region has now suffered three failed growing seasons in a row since mid-2014. More than 14,000 pastoralist families have been on the move since July, looking for work or clean water

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