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Yonas - Ethiopia

Rivers have dried up, cattle are dying, crops haven’t been sown and people have used up whatever stockpiles of food they had.

“Before we were able to eat three meals a day … but now even eating once a day is very difficult. There is nothing at all. And if it continues like this indefinitely, our lives, my children’s lives, my livestock’s lives are at risk.”

Yonas volunteers with Ethiopian Red Cross Society, helping get water to drought-affected families. His family is suffering too.

Meet more of the people featured in our Stories of Life series. Photo: Canadian Red Corss/Kathy Mueller