Starvation in Africa has been a consistent problem and the focus of much attention from international welfare organizations. Ethiopia is particularly plagued by droughts and a large portion of the population is considerably affected by starvation and malnutrition. 47% of Ethiopian children five years of age or younger are moderately to severely underweight, and 52% suffer from stunted growth. Although there has been moderate improvement in infant mortality rates and a general reduction in deaths due to preventable disease, the average life expectancy in Ethiopia as of 2003 was only 46 years.
The purpose of this website is to educate Americans about the poverty in Ethiopia, and the reality of the crisis. When we are educated, we will be in a better position to help.