Mitchell: UK aid for Ethiopia 'to prevent catastrophe'
The UK has pledged £38m ($61m) in food aid to drought-hit Ethiopia - enough to feed 1.3m people for three months.
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell said "direct intervention", managed by the World Food Programme, was needed top stop a catastrophe.
The African country faces its worst drought for a decade with an estimated 3.2m people in need of emergency aid.
The UN has called for international aid across the Horn of Africa where 10 million people are affected.
03 Jul 2011
- From the section UK