• Short Summary

    Thousands of Ethiopians in the normally rich agricultural region of Harar are under relief care while the country is gripped by a severe drought.

    800 women and about 2,000 children are receiving aid at a treatment centre in the Jijia and Harar region, 124 miles (about 200 kilometres) east of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.

  • Description

    Thousands of Ethiopians in the normally rich agricultural region of Harar are under relief care while the country is gripped by a severe drought.

    800 women and about 2,000 children are receiving aid at a treatment centre in the Jijia and Harar region, 124 miles (about 200 kilometres) east of Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa. The centre is surrounded by hundreds of graves.

    At least 20,000 people in the Harar region alone face starvation, and about 80,000 people are estimated to have died already in the country's latest drought.

    Government Vice-Commissioner Major Dawit visited the shelter recently. Normally the high Harar plateaux provide large proportion of Ethiopia's grain and vegetable produce. But the drought isn't the only factor contributing towards the critical food shortage in the country.

    Farmers, fearful that their crops and stock might be confiscated under the new military government's agrarian reform, have been secretly exporting their produce.

    Rebel forces are still at work in the Eritrean province, and even relief convoys are not immune from their attacks.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2S64B7QHFDCA6TL6Y0GEP6Q7S
    Media URN:
    VLVA2S64B7QHFDCA6TL6Y0GEP6Q7S
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/11/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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