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Drought takes terrible toll in Ethiopia

9 November 2015 Last updated at 23:23 GMT

The United Nations has warned that more than 8.2 million people in Ethiopia will be in need of food aid by the beginning of 2016 because of a severe drought.

A lack of rain has meant that crop yields in the worst-affected areas are down by 90% this year.

The Ethiopian government has set aside nearly £130m to deal with the crisis but the UN says a further £330m is needed.

Clive Myrie reports from Kobo in northern Ethiopia.

Correction 8 December 2015: An earlier version of this text incorrectly referred to a figure of 15 million.