Emily heads to Africa

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A CHARITY worker from Sheffield is to spend six weeks in Ethiopia supporting Save the Children’s emergency response to the East African food crisis.

Emily Whitehead, 26, from Nether Edge, has been posted to the capital, Addis Ababa.

She will help raise money for the millions of people in Ethiopia that have been effected by the recent drought - the worst for 60 years.

She said: “The situation in the Horn of Africa is difficult to imagine and I don’t think I’ll really be able to fully comprehend it until I’m out there.

“It’s going to be hard-work and probably the biggest emotional challenge that I have ever faced.”

The former St Marie’s Primary and Notre Dame High School pupil has been working for the charity for 18 months.

The charity is providing food, water, medicine and support to families who have lost their incomes in Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and South Sudan.