Despite Rains, Ethiopia Teeters on the Brink of Famine
Despite some rain during April and May, the food security situation is set to deteriorate as hunger reaches the fourth "emergency" level on a five-phase scale. The fifth level is famine.
Acute malnutrition has risen sharply, and one quarter of Ethiopia’s districts are now officially classified as facing a nutrition crisis (file photo).
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 24 May 2017
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Ethiopian Herald, 14 May 2017
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IPS, 10 May 2017
Displaced pastoralists gather around newly arrived drums of brown water as a water truck speeds off to make further deliveries to settlements that have sprung up along the main… Read more »
Addis Fortune, 13 May 2017
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