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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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Fallon
When I heard about the Mocha Club back in 2007 - I fell in love with their story and the heart behind their mission.  My small sacrifice, along with countless others, are making a big impact in Africa and in our own lives.  I love the MC community!
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Mary
Having recently moved to Houston Texas from Beijing China. I was overwhelmed by all the various platforms in the US that enable and encourage people to give. My husband and I are starting a life from scratch on one salary, but I feel blessed to learn to downsize and give to causes that speak to my heart.
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