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Floods destroy meagre crops in Ethiopia’s lush highlands

15 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The worst drought for decades in Ethiopia’s northern highlands has ended, but unusually heavy downpours threaten to ruin crops and exacerbate food insecurity as flash flooding turns roads to rivers and swamps fields Photographs by James Whitlow Delano/USAid

The worst drought for decades in Ethiopia’s northern highlands has ended, but unusually heavy downpours threaten to ruin crops and exacerbate food insecurity as flash flooding turns roads to rivers and swamps fields
Photographs by James Whitlow Delano/USAid via The Guardian

In its latest report, Fews.Net notes that the June to September Kiremt rains have gradually decreased since mid-August, although rainfall totals in most northern and western areas remained above average.
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Rain failures, untimely rains & floods feared to put already food insecure Ethiopia in alarming situation

4 Nov

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin

The end of the June to September lean season is not ending with the usual promises of better harvest for different parts of the country. As can be seen from the projections on the map on this page, the greater parts of Ethiopia are food stressed. Several woredas in different regions are in food crisis stages than others.
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