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About 10 million Ethiopians are very hungry – Oxfam

Oxfam says that one out of every three people in northern Ethiopia don’t have enough food to eat.

Almost 10 million people live in Tigray and Amhara.

Fighting and lack of rain made it hard for farmers to grow crops, so millions of people had to find extreme ways to stay alive, according to the charity.

A government report said almost 400 people have died from hunger in two areas.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said no one had died in the country just from hunger, which goes against what the UN had reported.

Oxfam is saying that northern Ethiopia could have a very bad humanitarian crisis if we don’t increase our help.

There is a shortage of money and fighting in Amhara, which is making it hard to help people in need.

The World Food Programme and USAid found out that some people were stealing food aid in Ethiopia last Spring. Because of this, they stopped giving aid to Ethiopia for several months before starting again more carefully in December.

Last year, the UN only got one third of the $4 billion it asked for Ethiopia.

Leaders in Tigray say there could be a big hunger problem, but the central government doesn’t believe that.

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