"But this isn't just another annual drought -- this is the worst crisis the region has seen in 60 years. To put that in historical perspective, the situation is looking more grim than the massive drought in Ethiopia in the mid-1980s that prompted the Live Aid concert, and the drought in Somalia in early 1990s that led to the well-known United Nations peacekeeping mission."
If you take a step back and follow the trend of almost any country's international adoptions you'll likely see them quickly speed up and then quickly, sometimes drastically, slow down.
This week, the Ethiopian Ministry Of Women's Affairs (MOWA) proposed changes in the number of adoptions to be processed from 50 per day to 5. "Given MOWCYA's curent caseload, the US Embassy anticipates that this change could result in an overall decline in case processing of some 90%." adoption.state.gov
I just read that in sub-Saharan Africa (which constitutes most of Africa) 1 out of every 8 children is an orphan.
"Of the 143 million orphans worldwide, more live in Ethiopia than in any other country in the world."