Ethiopia: Averting the Crisis

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Published: 13 February 2003

Critical gaps exist in the relief supplies needed for the 11 million people affected by drought in Ethiopia. Despite encouraging responses from donors over the past few months, Oxfam remains concerned that approximately half of the food required for 2003 still needs to be pledged and delivered to avert a crisis. Latest figures from the World Food Programme indicate that there is enough food pledged by the international community to cover urgent food requirements until June 2003. However beyond that date – 11 million people in Ethiopia face an uncertain future.