Amidst the lush dark green maize and banana leaves of Southern Ethiopia, children are dying of hunger. The hunger crisis leaves an estimated 4.6 million people in need of food, 75,000 of which are children with severe malnutrition.
The heavy rain came in June, but it was too late for the first of two annual harvests. Poor rains, soaring food prices and one failed crop have contributed to the humanitarian crisis. With food stocks exhausted, the country has once again become dependent on food aid brought in from outside.