BENEFITING: Save the Children
Nearly 5 million children risk going hungry as the result of a worsening food crisis in Ethiopia. The child hunger crisis has been brought about by a severe drought across normally green and productive regions – making this among the worst natural disasters in recent history. At least 350,000 children are already severely malnourished, which if left untreated, can cause stunting, physical and mental delays in their development, or death.
Save the Children is working in over 70% of the worst-affected districts, providing food, water, medicine and crucial support to families who have lost their incomes. We're also training community-based health workers to treat malnutrition, and supporting families that have lost their livestock and livelihoods with cash-for-work programs.