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Emails indicate that my sponsored Ethiopian child is in a severe draught area. I'd like to know more about the specific situation Getu and his family is actually facing I don't know if it is too much to ask to be so specific, and whether it is a reasonable request.
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Jenny Kim

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In which area of Ethiopia does your child live ?
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Garry Sagel

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Here is a map of the drought conditions in Africa, if it helps.
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KristenH, Champion

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I'm extremely worried about my Kenyan kids :(
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Jenny Kim

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Is there drought in Ethiopia and Kenya now? I didn't get any contact from Compassion about my kids in Ethiopia or Kenya. 
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Someone from Compassion will contact you on Monday they are away on the weekend
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Good morning everyone! Regrettably, we do not have much more specific information than that sent out in our most recent email, so I do apologize if this information is redundant.

The drought has hit East Africa affecting the Compassion countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. Unfortunately,the drought is still causing widespread health concerns and food shortages forchildren and their families in East Africa. The effects of a strong El Ninocaused the region to suffer a third consecutive failed rainy season. Crops andlivestock are withering away, leaving families without food sources and indesperate need of relief. Thankfully, Compassion is committed to the long-term care of each childregistered in our program. During this tryingseason, our field staff is continually providing food, water, drought-resistantseeds and support to the families we serve in East Africa.

Again, I do apologize that we are not given more direct information about each child and their specific situation, but if you would like to help, you are welcome to send a family gift directly to your child's family, or give to our disaster relief fund to help us raise funds to help all of the families in need. 

Thank you for your continued prayers for your kiddos!

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