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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.

06 Dec 2013 description
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acquired December 4, 2013
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acquired December 28, 2012

The Shabelle River rises out of the highlands of Ethiopia and flows into Somalia before draining into the Indian Ocean. The lower river supports one of Somalia’s primary food-growing regions, but in 2013, the river has been destroying crops. Rains in Ethiopia have kept the lower Shabelle River flooded since late August 2013, says the IRIN, the news service for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. The floods have affected 33 villages (about 66,000 people) and inundated large areas of farmland.

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

17 Dec 2010 description

This image shows vegetation conditions in southern and central Somalia between November 17 and December 2, 2010. The vegetation measurement is, in essence, a record of the amount of photosynthesis observed by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradi