History repeats itself in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is in the grip of a devastating drought sparked by the worst El Niño in a generation, and aid agencies warn that food aid could run out as soon as May. Unlike in the past, the government and aid groups have kept food shipments flowing to areas ravaged by drought in recent months. But they need more money, at a time when international donors are distracted by a string of humanitarian disasters around the world. Above: In the various pastoralist regions of Ethiopia, the livestock are often the first affected by the drought because of the lack of adequate grazing land. Ethiopia burned itself into the West’s collective memory with the horrific famines of 1973 and 1984, when hundreds of thousands starved to death and images of dying children appeared on the world’s television screens.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Issue: Food Donation Typology: Arenas