The newly appointed CEO of Save the Children International, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, has travelled to some of the worst affected communities in Sitti Zone, Somali Regional State. She urges the international community to step up its support.
With most world leaders having now departed drought-ridden Ethiopia following the African Union meeting, the time for roundtables is over. Though the summit brought strong commitments from many foreign governments and an urgent plea from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the global appeal for Ethiopia's drought response – the nation's worst drought in 50 years – is still more than US$750 million short.
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