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18 Nov 2008 description

Heavy rains starting on November 2 pushed several rivers in southeastern Ethiopia over their banks. The top image, taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite on November 18, 2008, shows floods along the Wabe Shabele, where the impact was most severe. Compared to October 26 (lower image), the river has widened.

07 Oct 2008 description
map ReliefWeb

More than 17 million people in the Horn of Africa region are sliding into a humanitarian emergency. An acute crisis originated by a mix of conflict, prolonged drought, rising prices and animal disease is hitting Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia and Uganda (Karamoja region).

01 Oct 2008 description

Note: The map included a table showing the number of primary-aged children out of school. Map production date estimated.