Ethiopia’s population has nearly doubled since 1985–now, 14 million need help as another food crisis sets in

by Rick Hampson

People line up along a rural road as they wait to be examined at a Doctors Without Borders outreach clinic in Tunto, southern Ethiopia. The country has been grappling with drought as well as a global food crisis that has raised prices. Photo: Siegfried Modola/AFP/Getty Images

KONSO, Ethiopia — Once, the farmers walked for hours to bring their sorghum and maize here to market. These days they trod the same paths, parched grass crunching underfoot, to carry their starving children to a feeding clinic.

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