Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Fathima gives her son a drink of clean water, provided by Oxfam , Ethiopia

What will become of us: voices from around the world on drought and El Nino

About 60 million people across the world face worsening hunger and poverty due to droughts and crop failures that have been exacerbated by the El Niño weather system in 2015/6. This short report gives a voice to some of the people that Oxfam is working with in Ethiopia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, El Salvador and Papua New Guinea.

A mother gives her son a drink of water from an Oxfam tank in Ethiopia

El Niño in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is facing a massive drought and food insecurity crisis. The impact of failed rains and droughts have been worsened by the 2015 El Niño. Urgent humanitarian action and long-term investment is needed so that communities can become more resilient and reduce their vulnerability to weather events in the future.

Millions at risk as Ethiopia suffers worst drought in a generation

The Ethiopian government estimates that 10.2 million people will need humanitarian assistance this year after more than 12 months of erratic or failed rains have caused the worst drought in Ethiopia since the mid 1980s. Ethiopia is one of a number of countries struggling to cope with the effects of one of the strongest El Niños on record. 

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