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Ethiopia Working To Prevent Famine Caused By Drought; U.N. Calls For Food Aid

Deutsche Welle: Faced with climate change, Ethiopia rediscovers an ancient staple crop
“Often dubbed the false banana, the giant enset is a staple crop in certain parts of Ethiopia. As climate change brings increasingly frequent droughts, the plant’s versatility and resilience could help fight hunger…” (Stern, 11/3).

The Economist: Ethiopia tries to avert another famine
“…Ethiopian officials say that this failed harvest is as bad as the catastrophic droughts that befell Ethiopia in 1965-66, 1972-73 and 1984-85, killing more than 1m people in all. But a sophisticated food-security system means that poor Ethiopians these days can cope much better with drought than before…” (11/2).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Worrying aid shortages as malnutrition hits record high in Ethiopia
“Donors are not responding fast enough to urgent calls for more aid to drought-stricken Ethiopia where record-breaking numbers of children are suffering malnutrition, the United Nations said on Monday…” (Migiro, 11/2).

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