Tags: AF | Ethiopia | Drought

Ethiopia: Over 10 Million Will Need Food Aid in January

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 08:58 PM

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian government says more than 10 million people including nearly 6 million children will need emergency food by January because of drought.

Mitiku Kassa, head of Ethiopia's disaster relief operation, said Monday that the government is currently distributing its own emergency food aid because pledges made by donors have not yet been delivered. He said there hasn't been loss of life due to the drought so far.

Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen estimated that the drought will continue well into 2016 and cited lack of transportation and food supplies as major obstacles.

John Graham, Save the Children's Country Director in Ethiopia, said in a statement that Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in 50 years and $1.4 billion in aid is needed to adequately respond to the emergency.

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Africa
The Ethiopian government says more than 10 million people including nearly 6 million children will need emergency food by January because of drought.Mitiku Kassa, head of Ethiopia's disaster relief operation, said Monday that the government is currently distributing its own...
AF,Ethiopia,Drought
133
2015-58-08
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 08:58 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved