Ethiopia financially hinder capped to assist drought affected persons

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Ethiopia financially hinder capped to assist drought affected personsPhoto taken on July 21, 2015 shows exposed riverbed in Shanzuizi Village of northeast China’s Liaoning Province. The lingering drought in Liaoning has resulted in about 178,200 people lack of drinking water and has affected about 1.15 million hectares of crops. (Xinhua/Li Gang

There is still 46 percent of financial gap to aid over 10 million people affected by El Nino-induced drought in Ethiopia, authorities have said.

Source: XinhuaSpeaking during a press conference on Friday in Addis Ababa, Mitiku Kassa, Commissioner of Ethiopia’s National Disaster Risk Management Commission, said 54 percent of the 1.4 billion U.S. dollars resources the country had earlier announced were secured to address the food and non-food needs of the affected people.

“Still we have 46 percent of the financial gap to bridge the need of the 10.2 million people until the end of December 2016, ” he said.

Meanwhile, El-Nino induced floods have also claimed lives and damaged properties in different parts of the country.

Early this month, some 41 people were killed by landslides in southern regional state of the country. Enditem

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