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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

Christina
I joined the Mocha Club because I loved that as a college student I could help save lives with as little as $9 a month. I also appreciated the Christian artists aspect of reaching other members to join. In the Summer of 2013 I became a Artist Relations intern and got to work with some of artists personally. Having spent three months with the team I can truly say Mocha Club cares about Africans. They strive to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate; and in the process it teaches us more about the things that really matter in life.
Christina in Alabama
Lindsay
I remember the first time I heard about Mocha Club and its mission, & it was something I thought was very doable & could make a difference. Donating the cost of 2 mochas… a month, how could I not? It was affordable, especially on my budget, and I’ve always had a heart for missions / volunteering. This was a way I could contribute and MC made it possible. I’ve made it a point to continue to donate for the last 4 years because it is easy to get caught up in life and worry about only yourself, but there are others out there who have far less and who am I to be so selfish?
Lindsay in Tennessee