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Drought in Ethiopia has led to desperate hunger for millions of families. We must act now to help save lives.
More than 20.1 million people across Ethiopia are without the food they need to survive. It is an unspeakable tragedy for any parent to watch their child waste away – or for any child to lose their mother or father to hunger. Tearfund is working through the local church to reach the most vulnerable families, showing them God’s love through emergency relief and long-term support.
Across Ethiopia, communities have been hit hard by the effects of climate change. Five failed rainy seasons have led to devastating drought. And because the land is so dry, the recent brief rains caused flash flooding that destroyed farmland and drought-weakened livestock.
Parents like Loko, pictured with her son, Gelgelo, are desperately worried about their children. She and her husband, Jarso, are herders, and she explains what the prolonged drought has meant for them: ‘I lost all my cows years ago and our daily life is full of hopelessness... I am worried about what to feed my child every day.’