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The Ethiopian government has asked the international community for emergency food aid for 6.2 million people.

The request came at a meeting of donors to discuss the impact of a prolonged drought affecting parts of East Africa.

The UN’s World Food Programme says $285m (£173m) will be needed in the next six months. Some aid officials say the numbers of hungry could rise.

Aid agency Oxfam has called for a new approach to tackling the risk of disaster in the country.

In a report marking 25 years since the famine that killed around one million Ethiopians, Oxfam said that imported food aid saves lives in the short term but did little to help communities withstand the next shock…continue reading…

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Collin
I joined the Mocha Club because I have a huge heart for development in Africa and hope to possibly use my education in urban planning to help improve the living conditions of people in need. Yet I realized that while these are my future goals, I was not doing anything in the present to have an immediate effect. So, when I heard about the Mocha Club at a recent Matt Wertz concert I thought, "I should do that!" and I signed up that night.
Collin in Kentucky
Amy
I joined the Mocha Club, because I don't want my contribution to Africa to end after my 10 day trip. I want to put money towards something that will have lasting impact, and I want to be a part of the amazing things God is doing in this incredible place called Africa. That's why I decided to join the Mocha Club.
Amy in California