2009-10-22 18:46:55

25 Years After Famine, Ethopia Appeals for Food Aid

(22 Oct 09 - RV) Ethiopia appealed today for emergency aid to feed 6.2 million people, 25 years after more than a million perished in the country's devastating famine.
Aid workers say a five-year drought is afflicting more than 23 million people in seven east African nations.
Also today, aid agency Oxfam called for an end to what it called "knee-jerk" reactions to food crises that focused on sending food aid.
While food did save lives, it said, it failed to offer longer-term solutions.
We spoke to the report’s author Nick Martlew, who is Oxfam’s Humanitarian Policy Advisor for Ethiopia...

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