Food security continues to plague many areas of Ethiopia because of drought, according to the latest joint report by the UN World Food Program (WFP) and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network. Most of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region (SNNP), northern Afar, parts of Amhara, eastern Oromiya and Gambella regions are highly food insecure, while the Somali Region and the southern Oromiya lowlands are extremely food insecure. In the lowlands of SNNP and Oromiya, seasonal rainfall has been poor, leading to delays in planting and wilting of crops, the report says. Similar conditions are being reported in parts of Tigray and Amhara and in most districts of Afar and Gambella regions. (UN News Service)

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