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Aid Agencies Scramble to Avert Humanitarian Catastrophe in Ethiopia

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posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 05:26 PM
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Aid Agencies Scramble to Avert Humanitarian Catastrophe in Ethiopia


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The international community is scrambling to meet Ethiopia's latest request for emergency food aid. The Ethiopian government this month more than doubled its estimate of the number of people needing assistance to 4.6 million, and said 75,000 children are on the edge of starvation. VOA's Peter Heinlein visited several emergency feeding centers in southern Ethiopia, and reports the caseloads are growing faster than the ability to cope.
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posted on Jun, 17 2008 @ 05:26 PM
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The third world countries are the first to feel the effects of the new food shortages. I estimate that this is just the beginning of a landslide to food related catastrophes. The last time this happened in Ethiopia was years ago due to political ignorance. Is this going to happen again due to world wide political ignorance?



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