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Ethiopia Prime Minister Calls For Additional Food Aid For Drought-Affected Country

Associated Press: Ethiopia leader calls for more foreign food aid amid drought “Ethiopia’s leader on Thursday urged the international community to donate more toward emergency food aid for millions of people amid a drought. Ethiopia ‘should not be neglected by any means despite all the other crises that are going…

Strong El Niño Increasing Risk Of Malnutrition, Disease Worldwide

New York Times: El Niño Upsets Seasons and Upends Lives Worldwide “In rural villages in Africa and Asia, and in urban neighborhoods in South America, millions of lives have been disrupted by weather linked to the strongest El Niño in a generation. … The World Health Organization has estimated that…

WFP Needs $220M For Zimbabwe; 36M People Across Africa At Risk Of Hunger Due To El Niño

Bloomberg Business: U.N. Food Agency Seeks $220 Million for Zimbabweans Hit by Drought “The World Food Programme said it’s seeking $220 million to help feed Zimbabweans affected by the southern African country’s worst drought in two decades…” (Latham, 3/16). The Guardian: Drought and rising temperatures ‘leaves 36m people across Africa…

1 In 4 Deaths Due To Environmental Factors, WHO Says

Media outlets discuss findings from a WHO report stating that an estimated 12.6 million people die each year due to unhealthy environmental conditions. Agence France-Presse: Environment behind nearly quarter of global deaths: WHO “One in four deaths worldwide are due to environmental factors like air, water, and soil pollution, as…

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