Monday, January 18, 2016

The Ethiopian Drought

The UN says the worst drought in 30 years in Ethiopia means 400,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and 10 million more need food aid.

Save the Children, the international non-governmental organisation, says the drought in Ethiopia represents as big a potential threat to children's lives as the war in Syria. "We only have two emergencies in the world that we have categorised as category one. Syria is one and Ethiopia is the second.” 

Ethiopia has vast water resources, but not the irrigation infrastructure to get it to those in need.

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