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27 January 2012 - 1:44pmZara Ahmed is worried. The youngest of her seven children, 10-month-old Nayle Kelifa, has not been eating well, and has lost a lot of weight. Drought has come to Zara’s village, Fedis, and is delaying the production of corn, peanuts, cabbage and potatoes. She would buy food from the market instead,...
10 July 2011 - 9:04pmWith the Horn of Africa once again in the grip of a severe drought, ERC Valerie Amos travelled to Ethiopia’s drought-affected Somali region, where pastoralist communities have not seen rain for some 18 months. “I have just come back from the Somali Region, where I met the regional president,...