In spite of better harvest this year, Ethiopia still faces high number of people needing emergency food and non-food assistance, according to the National Disaster Risk Management Commission.

“The number of people requiring food emergency stands at six million,” Debebe Zewde, NDRMC public relations director, told Anadolu Agency on Friday.

He said one million people in the country were in need of non-food emergency assistance, bringing the total number of people in need of emergency assistance to 7 million.

The nation requires $1billion for emergency relief supply for the current year, he said.

The number of people

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