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As the effect of El Niño leaves a trail of scorched earth and arid land across southern and east Africa, we urgently need to act to prevent further escalation of this humanitarian catastrophe.
El Niño is driving severe drought in southern and eastern Africa, leading to serious food insecurity. This month the situation worsened: 10.2 million Ethiopians are in urgent need of food aid, Malawi has declared a state of national disaster and Mozambique is on red alert. Read our social story.
Ethiopia is experiencing the worst drought for 50 years and over 10.2 million people are now in need of food assistance. Farmer Tsesay Adse and health worker Belynesh Haile speak about the reality of watching crops fail and malnutrition take hold in their communities.
The 2015-2016 El Niño is expected to be one of the strongest in the past 50 years. We already see the severe impact on food security. How are vulnerable communities coping? And what is Concern doing to support affected communities?
The global weather phenomenon known as “El Niño”, which is responsible for causing weather-induced disasters such as floods, hurricanes, drought and famine, is predicted to strike this year. Concern Worldwide is working with communities to prepare for this.