Coping with The Famine

For the millions of Ethiopians for whom starvation is a constant foe, the stakes in the struggle for control of the country are especially high. So far, the tumult has brought them nothing but misery. Food deliveries to Ethiopia's 7 million drought victims have been disrupted, and in some cases stopped, by the fighting. Supply trucks were attacked and looted, and international relief workers fled. The fall of coastal Assab to Eritrean fighters two weeks ago temporarily closed the city's port on the Red Sea, one of the most important conduits of aid.

The rebel victory, however, may be a blessing...

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