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30 Sep 2011 description
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  1. Introduction

Ethiopia is prone to devastating droughts and severe food shortages.

This country of 83 million people has a huge rural population dependent on subsistence farming.
It has suffered repeated famines. Over the past 50 years, these have often been by aggravated by conflict.

In October 2011, southern and eastern Ethiopia was once more in the grip of a prolonged drought that was also devastating Somalia and northern Kenya.