A team of American experts is headed to Ethiopia as part of an emergency response to the country’s worst drought in 50 years, NBC News reported.
USAID announced Thursday it would deploy the team to provide the government and other agencies with technical support.
More than 10 million people are at risk of hunger in Ethiopia, and more than 400,000 children face malnutrition. Crops and livestock have died after the failure of two rainy seasons in a row.
The United Nations says $1.4 billion in funding is needed for the response in the country. Only half that amount has been provided by international donors.