Ethiopia: Floods - Nov 1997
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Ref: DHAGVA - 97/0541
RECORD rainfalls and floods hitting the Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya are leaving behind a trail of tears and destruction.
The latest to be hit is Ethiopia, where
57 people have been killed and 4,000 made homeless, the state-run
Radio Ethiopia reported on Monday.
''Over 9,000 head of livestock in the
Ogaden region, on the border with Somalia, have also been washed away
by flooding, caused by rising rivers,'' Radio Ethiopia said.
Similar flooding has washed away homes and roads and displacing thousands of farmers along the Juba River
(WFP says thousands displaced, crops lost)
By Wendy Lubetkin
Consolidated UN report prepared by the Information Section of the UNDP Emergencies Unit for Ethiopia from information and reports provided by specialised UN agencies, media sources, the Government and NGOs