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11 Dec 2015 description
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By Katy Migiro

NAIROBI, Dec 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Child marriage is on the rise in Ethiopia due to the worst drought in decades, the government and agencies said on Friday, as Oxfam warned of a "full-blown disaster" unless more than $1 billion in food aid is found for 10 million people.

Agencies predict the El Niño weather phenomenon will cause record levels of malnutrition in Africa's second most populous nation, famed for war- and drought-induced famine in 1984.

24 Oct 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 23 Oct 2015 17:56 GMT

Author: Magda Mis

By Magdalena Mis

LONDON, Oct 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Millions of people in Ethiopia are in need of food assistance as the El Nino climate phenomenon has deepened a severe drought, aid agencies said on Friday.

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11 Oct 2015 description
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Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Fri, 9 Oct 2015 18:00 GMT

By Megan Rowling

BARCELONA, Oct 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Horn of Africa is becoming drier in step with global warming, researchers said on Friday, contradicting some climate models predicting rainier weather patterns in a region that has suffered frequent food crises linked to drought.

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