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A child walks beside an unpaved road in the dry landscape at the border of Amhara and Tigray region. Ethiopia is experiencing its worst drought in over 50 years. The emergency started early in 2015 with the failure of the February-April 'Belg' rains and was further compounded by the main 'Kiremt' rain season (July-September) being erratic and poor, caused by an exceptional El Nino event.