Aug 31, 2017

United States to give Ethiopia $91 million in drought aid for food and medicine

Ethiopia
by
Carol Morello
,
Washington Post
Women carry water back to their homes in drought-hit Aydora, Ethiopia. The country is facing its third straight year of drought. Photo: Aida Muluneh for The Washington Post
Women carry water back to their homes in drought-hit Aydora, Ethiopia. The country is facing its third straight year of drought. Photo: Aida Muluneh for The Washington Post

The United States will provide an additional $91 million in humanitarian aid for Ethiopia to cope with a third straight year of drought, the top U.S. official in charge of assistance said Thursday.

The extra funding brings U.S. aid for food and medical care in Ethiopia to $454 million this year, said Mark Green, the new administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. An extra $210 million in U.S. aid has gone to development projects.