Currently, Ethiopia is experiencing severe back to back droughts thanks to what meteorologists call an Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD).
At least 2 million people by next month in Ethiopia are expected to be critically short of food. The government said existing food aid for the millions of individuals it serves will come to a halt as funds are critically short this year.
“We are in a dire situation,” John Aylieff, the World Food Program’s representative in Ethiopia, said during a field trip to Warder in south-east Ethiopia, one of the country’s hardest-hit areas.
“We’ve got food running out nationally at the end of June. That means the 7.8 million people who are in need of humanitarian food assistance in Ethiopia will see that distribution cut abruptly at the end of June,” he added.
More on this to come…