Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Philanthropic Needs of the Poor: Ethiopia

The May 20, 2008, issue of the New York Times contains an article describing the philanthropic needs of the poor around the world, with a particular focus on Ethiopia.  Here is an excerpt from the article:

The U.N. children's agency said in a statement Tuesday an estimated 126,000 Ethiopian children urgently need food and medical care because of severe malnutrition -- and called the current crisis ''the worst since the major humanitarian crisis of 2003.''

The U.N. World Food Program estimates that 2.7 million Ethiopians will need emergency food aid because of late rains -- nearly double the number who needed help last year. An additional 5 million of Ethiopia's 80 million people receive aid each year because they never have enough food, whether harvests are good or not.

For the entire article, see "Children starving, again, in Ethiopia," in the May 20, 2008, issue of the New York Times.


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