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04 May 2000 description

Baltimore, May 4, 2000 -- Within two weeks substantial food aid from Lutheran World Relief's partners in Ethiopia will begin reaching hungry people there. Distribution of 1,500 metric tons is scheduled to begin next week in the hard-hit, southern regions of Bale and Borena. Another 8,500 metric tons of grain is being moved into north-central Ethiopia, to the Wello region, where hundreds of tons of cooking oil and a corn-soy food supplement have already arrived at an aid depot. A further 13,000 metric tons of grain are on the way to crisis zones in northern and western Ethiopia.

06 Apr 2000 description

Baltimore and Nairobi, Kenya, April 6, 2000 - First wells have dried up, then livestock have perished, and now villagers are leaving their homes in search of food. After three years of scattered drought and erratic rains in the Horn of Africa, a major food crisis is looming there. In the worst-affected areas, in parts of Ethiopia, Lutheran World Relief is helping launch a program with partner agencies to feed 765,000 people from now until early next year.