History repeats itself in Ethiopia Ethiopia is in the midst of a devastating drought while donors have been distracted by crises in Syria and other parts of the world.

by Paul Schemm

Photo: Aida Muluneh/The Washington Post

Ethiopia is in the grip of a devastating drought sparked by the worst El Niño in a generation, and aid agencies warn that food aid could run out as soon as May.Unlike in the past, the government and aid groups have kept food shipments flowing to areas ravaged by drought in recent months. But they need more money, at a time when international donors are distracted by a string of humanitarian disasters around the world.