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Ethiopia Seeks Help to Survive Drought

Drought has ruined this year's harvest for many Ethiopian farmers. In a country where 85 percent of the people are farmers, millions are in need of aid. The government has purchased nearly 1 million metric tons of wheat at a cost of about $280 million to get through the next three to four months. Government spokesman Getachew Redda said the government is in control of the crisis, but is also focused on measures that will reduce the impact of future droughts. “From a strategic...

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