Over 8 million Ethiopians need food aid due to violence, drought -government

FILE PHOTO: A man walks near a carcass of a dead cow in Farado Kebele, one of the drought-stricken regions in Ethiopia, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – More than eight million people need food aid in Ethiopia, a 5 percent rise from last year, due to a surge in violence that has triggered mass displacement as well as the lingering effects of past droughts, officials said on Thursday. The crisis has prompted an Ethiopian government appeal for $1.3 […]

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