ERITREA: Food shortages feared as rains fail

Saturday, November 22, 2008
NAIROBI Friday, October 03, 2008 (IRIN) - A combination of poor rains, decreased food production and the knock-on effects of increased global prices would adversely affect vulnerable groups in Eritrea this year, aid agencies warned. "Spikes in acute malnutrition among children are being seen in parts of Eritrea," the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said. In a 22 September update, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), noted that an "increased number of Eritrean...