Ethiopia in urgent plea for food

By Arnold Bhebhe
With 6,2 million people on the precipice of starvation, Ethiopia is urgently begging the international community for food aid, reports BBC News Channel.

The request arose at a donor meeting discussing the impact of a devastating drought currently ravaging parts of East Africa.

The UN’s World Food Programme says $285million (£173million) is urgently needed in the next six months to avert a disastrous consequence as fears grow that the numbers of the hungry have a potential to surge.