Ethiopia battles worst drought in 30 years

Photo: UNICEF Ethiopia/2015/Tanya Bindra

More than 10 million people in Ethiopia are going hungry as the country faces its worst drought in three decades.

The situation was brought on by the El Niño weather event which has caused crop failures and decimated livestock herds.

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has devised a US$50 million plan to help farmers, pastoralists and households restore food production.

Sandra Ferrari spoke to Pierre Vauthier, FAO's Surge Response Team Leader in Ethiopia, who is based in the capital, Addis Ababa.

Duration: 2'26"

 

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