ETHIOPIA: Southern region gripped by food shortage

August 28, 2009 • Ethiopia, News

The green landscape around Abebech Angelo’s home in Agaza Duge village near Boditi town, 370km south of Addis Ababa, belies the food shortages that southern Ethiopia is facing.

The area was dry and parched only a few weeks ago, but has turned green with the arrival of recent rains. However, “the rain did not come on time”, said Abebech. “Because of that we did not have a good harvest; and this led to the [current] food shortage.”

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