CBC in Ethiopia: Drought triggers fears of humanitarian crisis
CBC News visits Ethiopia as a devastating drought leaves millions in need of emergency food aid
In a world wracked by crises, some dominate global headlines. Others unfold quietly, building in the background until alarm bells are sounded.
The drought currently ravaging large swathes of Ethiopia falls into the latter category.
- WATCH: Margaret Evans has more on the drought in Ethiopia Wednesday night on The National.
It's the worst drought the country has faced in 50 years, leaving Ethiopia teetering on the edge of a humanitarian crisis with more than 10 million people now in need of emergency food aid to survive.
Mothers desperate to feed their children
The search for emergency rations is often most desperate for mothers eager to feed their young children.
In search of water
Zakriyas Ani Ibrahim stands beside a dry riverbed in Ethiopia's East Hararghe region. He says the river used to be powerful but now all that remains are a few puddles.
A race against time
The drought has triggered a race against time to get more aid to Ethiopia.
Non-governmental organizations say they are worried that emergency supplies could run out if more donations aren't raised.
Canada provided more than $50 million in humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia in 2015.
Work for food
Spectre of the past
Megabe Sere'at Zenabu, 78, witnessed the calamity of the so-called Great Famine that killed an estimated one million Ethiopians in the early 1980s.
All photos by CBC's Ellen Mauro