ETHIOPIA: Children at greatest risk among Afar’s drought-displaced

Tuesday, December 2, 2008
EREBTI Tuesday, December 02, 2008 (IRIN) - Thousands of vulnerable civilians who left their homes in north-eastern Ethiopia in June because of drought are living in poor conditions in an urban area in Afar region, residents and local officials said on 24 November.“Some 519 families moved to Erebti town from the two most affected kebeles [wards] of Haitan and Aleyta when they started losing their livestock to the drought,” a field staff member of an international NGO, who requested anonymity,...