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Six million children in Ethiopia are at risk of acute malnutrition following the failure of rains. More than 60,000 children in two Ethiopian regions require immediate specialist feeding just to survive, Unicef says. The situation is expected to worsen in the next few months as crops fail. "This is absolutely alarming, we need a massive effort. We have drought - a really poor rainy season - and, of course, we have high food prices worldwide." Money just is not arriving, with donors concentrating on the disasters in Burma and China. The UN estimates it currently has a shortfall of 180,000 tonnes of food - and presently has no promises to meet this target.
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