The UN humanitarian arm has warned that food insecurity is worsening in Ethiopia, with over six million people now in need of emergency aid to stay alive. That figure marks a 40 percent increase since June, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Increased deaths of livestock – including cattle and camels – have been reported in several areas in the Horn of Africa nation, and the situation is expected to deteriorate as the hagaa, or short dry season, progresses. (UN News Service)

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