A general view shows a bridge constructed across a dried up river in Ethiopia's northern Amhara region. Picture taken February 11, 2016. To match Feature AFRICA-DROUGHT/ETHIOPIA REUTERS/Katy Migiro
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The United States is sending an elite team of disaster experts to respond to Ethiopia's worst drought in 50 years, it said Thursday.Around a dozen members of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) have arrived in Ethiopia to coordinate the U.S. response to the drought.U.S. President Barack Obama visited Ethiopia, a close U.S. ally, on his 2015 trip to the continent of his father's birth.Ethiopia's government and the United Nations have asked for $1.4 billion to feed 10.2 million Ethiopians -- the third largest appeal globally after Syria and Yemen.
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