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Over 700,000 at Risk of Starvation in Ethiopia
« on: August 16, 2017, 12:22:47 AM »

Food insecurity in the Somali region of Ethiopia has worsened, putting 700,000 people on the verge of starvation, according to Oxfam International.

The humanitarian organization says that about 8.5 million people across the country face a high risk of hunger, a 30 percent increase since the beginning of the year.

Food shortages and hunger have led to displacement and negative coping mechanisms such as increases in child labor, early marriage and school dropouts, according to a recent joint report by the Ethiopian government and humanitarian partners. “Sex for food and child labor were reported in some woredas [districts],” the report said.

Much of Ethiopia is now in the midst of its lean season, and some people at risk have not received any food distributions since May.



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