CARE in the News NPR: Aid Groups In Ethiopia Reshape Approach In New Era Of Climate Change

NPR: Aid Groups In Ethiopia Reshape Approach In New Era Of Climate Change

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Posted
5/25/16
By
Gregory Warner

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. The story includes an interview with CARE Ethiopia’s Teyent Tadesse, describing the importance of CARE’s work to build drought-resilient communities. The reporter also interviewed Chaltu, a CARE Village Savings and Loan Association member that, when her crops failed, turned instead to raising chickens to make a profit off the eggs. Listen to the segment here

A picture of women and children surrounding one of three water points in the highlands Eastern Ethiopia and built by CARE. Because of drought conditions for the last year, water has been in short supply for drinking and hygiene, forcing many to migrate to other areas. This affects livestock and crop, so people are forced to travel great distances to find sources of water. Credit: Josh Estey/CARE 

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