The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Friday said 50 million U.S. dollars are needed for the Organization’s interventions of support to address the drought situation in Ethiopia, which has been caused by climate change.
Speaking during a media event at FAO country office in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, Amadou Allahoury, FAO Representative in the East African country, said out of the 10.2 million affected by the drought, about two million small-holder farmers and pastoralists are in need of immediate assistance.
In addition to the support to the government in having drought-response plan in the agriculture sector, the Country Representative stated that FAO has embarked upon its interventions with resources at hand to deal with the situation.
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Image: Drought Affected Areas.(google)