Badoo Fukura, 28, stands at the bottom of a basin that used to be the community watering hole in Ethiopia. It served about 30 different families here, near the small town of Aje, south of the capital Addis Ababa. In normal years, after the rains the water here lasts for six months. The water only lasted two months in 2015. The watering hole went dry in October.
The extended dry spell in Ethiopia through 2015—exacerbated by El Nino—is now threatening the lives of 10.2 million Ethiopians, while relief programs remain underfunded.
CRS is the lead agency in the Joint Emergency Operation Plan, a consortium of partners working with the Ethiopian government and the @wfpusa to provide food assistance to the most vulnerable people in Ethiopia.
Photo by Nancy McNally/CRS.
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