The 10million people in Ethiopia are on the verge of a serious hunger crisis, unless there is immediate intervention by the donor community. The food aid that was offered previously on the face of the worst drought that affected the country, is ending in April. Unless donors make an immediate move, Ethiopia is likely to undergo severe famine, this is in accordance to the international organization Save the Children. The government has assured to put all its effort to avoid the crisis, but it also seeks the assistance of the donor community.
Ethiopia has for years been battling the effects of the 50 years drought that has affected the country, and the effects of this drought go further affecting societies around the horn of Africa, this includes Eritrea and Somalia.
The drought has left 10milllion people vulnerable to famine, among the 10mil, 6000 are children. The international community needs to act immediately to avoid the occurrence of the events of 1984, or the 2011 Somalia famine. It would be absolutely cruel of the international community if this crisis is not dealt with on time.
The early warnings provided by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, on the issue of famine that is likely to come, have not received a very positive response. The amount which is needed is to help avert the crisis is $1.4billions, but up to know not even half of what is needed has been collected.
The Ethiopian government has so far been carrying this burden on its own, with no much of the support from the International community.