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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…

Mocha Club Members

Rahul
We joined Mocha Club because we were looking to do something as a community of college students working together to help expand the Kingdom. We are able to show other college students how we can help people across the world right from where we are and truly live out the Gospel.
Rahul in Florida
Katie
When I decide to make giving a priority for the new year, I was really nervous about how I would budget it into an already tight budget. After hearing that I could give $9 a month, I was convinced I could find $9 worth of unnecessary purchases in my monthly spending and turn that into positive spending. Now that I am giving, I realize there was nothing to be nervous about. I do not even miss those unnecessary purchases and each month when I see my $9 charge for Mocha Club, I know I am helping create change.  Even if I help change one life, I am making a difference.
Katie in Tennessee