Thursday, March 17, 2016

Ethiopia Leader Calls for More Foreign Food Aid Amid Drought

(March 16, 2016, (ADDIS ABABA))--Ethiopia's leader on Thursday urged the international community to donate more toward emergency food aid for millions of people amid a drought.

Ethiopia "should not be neglected by any means despite all the other crises that are going on elsewhere in the world,'' Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn told The Associated Press in an interview.
"My country deserves more support because we are also sheltering some 750,000 refugees from neighboring countries that need food aid,'' he said. "If something goes wrong, it is the international community who has not come in.

The aid provided to us so far is very little and it often came very late. I urge organizations like UNICEF to come in if they think this is a worst case scenario. Just talking is not a solution.'' Read more from Voice of America »

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