Below-average rainfall over several planting seasons has caused crop failures and death of large numbers of livestock in Ethiopia, devastating the livelihoods of farmers.
Ethiopia's government estimated in October that 8.2 million people need food assistance and predicted the numbers will increase in coming months.
As many as 350,000 children already have suffered from severe malnutrition. Another 700,000 moderately malnourished children, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers need supplemental nutrition now.
World Vision is helping to provide food, clean water and sanitation facilities, as well as livelihood development and programs to ensure the quality education and life skills training of young people.
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