A widespread drought – the worst in 50 years - is severely impacting Ethiopia. NPR Correspondent Gregory Warner traveled to the country to learn how the population of mostly farmers is coping.
In recent days we’ve been hit with a seemingly ceaseless cycle of disastrous news – from the terrorist attacks in Belgium and Pakistan to the protracted crisis in Syria.
Towards the end of February in the northeast of Ethiopia, a mother of four prepared a meal for her children with the very last sorghum grains she had left. These seeds were supposed to be planted for the next harvest.
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CARE elevates the Ethiopian drought to Type 4 or “most severe” on its emergency scale
Collective savings and access to loans have helped a group of women in Ethiopia cope longer with the ongoing drought, but now resources are running out.
In a culture where the husband is usually expected to be the breadwinner for a household, Zerfu Mehari is a woman who has taken the lead and is working closely with her husband, Asmerom Niguse, to radically boost their household’s income and improve its livelihood status.
CARE: Critical Moment to Avoid Massive Malnutrition in Ethiopia with More than 10 Million People in Need of Food Assistance
ADDIS ABABA - (Dec.14, 2015): Over 10 million people in Ethiopia are in need of emergency food assistance because of the extreme drought caused by the global weather phenomenon El Niño, according to revised figures released by the Ethiopian government Friday.