Ethiopia: A Wounded People Starves

A Wounded People Starves

Already the world's poorest country, Ethiopia faces famine again. In the northern provinces of Tigre and Eritrea, drought has cut crop yields 85%. The U.N. estimates that 4 million people are in danger of starving and will need emergency food aid. An international relief effort is at work, but in the civil war between the rigidly Marxist government of President Mengistu Haile Mariam and rebels from Tigre and Eritrea, denial of food is a key weapon for both sides. The main relief agencies would like to bring supplies to the insurgents across the Sudanese border instead of via government-controlled ports. But...

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