Food Crisis Update from Save the Children in Ethiopia

Media Contact
Negin Janati

Washington, D.C. (January 12, 2016) — Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn Miles is in Ethiopia this week to see the impacts of the code red food crisis in the Horn of Africa caused by the worst drought in 50 years. She is reviewing joint efforts by the Ethiopian government and its global partners to get food, water, and medicine where it's urgently needed.

More than 80 percent of Ethiopia's population depends on rain-fed agriculture, and the number of Ethiopians in critical need of food assistance has skyrocketed from 3 to 10 million in just one year due largely to severe drought caused by El Nino.

Miles is available tomorrow morning (Wednesday, Eastern Time) to discuss by phone from Ethiopia what she’s seeing on the ground.

If interested in arranging an interview, please contact Negin Janati: njanati@savechildren.org or by phone 203.212.0044

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