Food shortages in Ethiopia/Horn of Africa

from Church World Service
Published on 22 May 2000
Recent rains in Ethiopia have brought little relief to the more than 15 million people in the Horn of Africa facing severe food shortages. Most seriously impacted are Ethiopia, Somalia, and Kenya.
In Ethiopia alone, more than eight million people are severely affected, many of them women and children. While the rainy season, which begins in June, will bring longer rains to the region, long-term response plans will continue due to the amount of crops and livestock already lost from the consecutive droughts. CWS is seeking $1,000,000 to help provide food, as well as seeds, tools, and livestock, and to assist families in re-establishing reliable food sources for themselves.