Thursday, December 12, 2002

"No Where To Go" famine hits hard Somali Region of Ethiopia.
SHINILE, 12 Dec 2002 (IRIN) - Hassen Farah stands in a dry, sandy 100-foot wide riverbed in southeastern Ethiopia. “Everywhere you look it is dry,” says the 54-year-old pastoralist. “Everywhere.”

In Shinile, in Ethiopia's Somali region, they have already given a name to this current drought. They call it "nowhere to go".

“This is worse than before,” says Hassen. “In the past we could travel with our animals to get water. Even in the worst times. But everywhere you go it is dry now. There is nothing for the animals to eat and without them we are nothing. We depend on our animals.” Read more

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