Nearly 8 Million Ethiopians Need Emergency Food, Water

Ethiopia is emerging from three consecutive years of drought, in a perilous state. Among those hardest-hit are some 2.4 million pastoralists who have lost 80% of their livestock.

Rahima Dadafe, a 23-year-old mother of four, is holding her youngest son, Nebiyu Jemal, age 1. She says the family is surviving on food assistance from the government, along with the special nutritious food from WFP to help baby Nebiyu recover from malnutrition. “When the rain stopped raining, our crops failed and our livestock started dying because there was no grass for them to feed on. I had three cows. They all died. Now we are {living on} the assistance from the government.” she said.


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