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03 Mar 2017 description
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acquired November 23, 2016 - February 15, 2017

Political instability, war, and dry weather has pushed food production systems to the breaking point in several countries in the Greater Horn of Africa.

24 Jan 2011 description

This image, from France’s SPOT satellite, shows severe drought in Somalia, Kenya, and southern Ethiopia. The image is a vegetation anomaly, a measure of how well plants were growing compared to average. This image compares plant growth between January

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.

20 May 2008 description

By the end of May 2008, millions faced hunger in eastern Ethiopia as crops failed and food prices soared, said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). Two successive seasons of poor rains left eastern Ethiopia in drought, and the effect on vegetation is shown in this image. Made from data collected by the SPOT Vegetation satellite between May 11 and May 20, 2008, the vegetation anomaly image compares the relative healthiness of plants to average conditions.