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People wait in line to receive their rations of wheat during a distribution of JEOP aid in Kersa district, Oromia Region, on February 9, 2018.

When recurrent droughts lead to crop failures in Ethiopia, it can leave families with little or nothing to eat. The Joint Emergency Response Program (JEOP) distributes wheat, yellow split peas and cooking oil to targeted beneficiaries. In 2018 alone, funding from USAID helped CRS and its partners provide emergency food assistance to more than 1.5 million food insecure people, plus another 506,000 people displaced in southwestern Ethiopia due to ongoing security issues.

Photo by Will Baxter/Catholic Relief Services