Ethiopia: Bare Cupboard

A flood of aid is blocked

Amid the squalor of Ethiopia's rapidly rilling refugee camps, little help appeared to be in sight last week. As of Thursday, the country had only 8,000 metric tons of grain left, and storehouses in Addis Ababa, Kembolcha and Nazaret were virtually empty. Said Taffari Wossen, chief spokesman for Ethiopia's Relief and Rehabilitation Committee: "We are getting more sympathy than assistance. In terms of actual need, we are still very far from our targets." Warned a Western relief official: "The cupboard is bare."

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