Meanwhile, Ban Ki-moon visited Ethiopia over the weekend amid the country’s worst drought in decades. The drought has caused critical food shortages for more than 10 million people. A local resident spoke out.
Ezkeil Gebremedhin: “It is really going to be life-threatening if this continues as it is now, because we have nothing to eat. We are in the hands of the government now.”
New research shows climate change is accelerating drought conditions in the Horn of Africa.