Ethiopia and Eritrea were in special need of food and water due to last year's droughts and failed harvests, the agency reported, saying that 163 million dollars of financial aid was needed to prevent a humanitarian disaster.
The United Nations reported that approximately 70 per cent of the population of Eritrea was effected.
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