Ethiopian Drought Made Worse by High Food and Fuel Prices



(6.26.08) It’s estimated four and a half million people in Ethiopia need immediate food assistance as a result of drought. That’s on top of more than seven million already receiving other types of humanitarian and government aid. Higher food prices have made it more difficult to deal with the situation. Simon Roughneen, a freelance journalist and analyst, is traveling through the drought-stricken parts of the country. He’s currently in Sidama Province in the southwest, about 800 kilometers from Addis Ababa. He spoke to VOA English to Africa Service reporter Joe De Capua. Read more


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