ChildFund International and Christian Children’s Fund of Canada launch joint drought response in Ethiopia

Children in Children carry water to their house in drought-stricken Ethiopia. (c) Melih Cevdet Teksen/Shutterstock.com

Last year, thanks to a strong El Niño weather pattern, Ethiopia endured its worst drought in 30 years. And now, while the country is still reeling from that slow-moving disaster, a new drought has taken hold, this one thanks to another, more obscure climate phenomenon known as the Indian Ocean Dipole. The failure of two rainy seasons has put the lives and livelihoods of millions of people in the country’s southern and eastern lowland areas at risk.
ChildFund International and Christian Children’s Fund of Canada are combining their efforts to address the impact of the current drought on the lives and livelihoods of drought-affected people.

Read their joint statement.