Ethiopia: Humanity’s Ground Zero
Posted by terres on June 15, 2008
The Land of Death
- Some 4.6 million people need assistance, compared to 2.2 million before the drought.
- As many as 75,000 children are already suffering from acute malnutrition.
- Six million Ethiopian children under five may be at risk of malnutrition.
- In 1985 one million Ethiopians died of famine.
- The UN wants $325 million to provide 400,000 tons of food.
It’s time someone sat down and calculated all the money that the UN et al and all other relief agencies and humanitarian organizations have received on behalf of the Ethiopians in the last quarter of century, and asked:
What exactly have you done for these poor souls?
One of thousands of livestock carcasses litter the ground around Goraye in the drought-stricken Borena zone of Oromia region, Ethiopia in this file photo from March 25, 2006. Drought in Ethiopia has caused food shortages, killed livestock and more than doubled the number of people needing urgent humanitarian aid to 5 million, the United Nations said on Friday. REUTERS/Andrew Heavens. Image may be subject to copyright. See RTSF Fair Use Notice!
The Ethiopia-Somali Connection
Warlords Next Door?
Channel 4 (UK) Video Documentary
Dispatches reveals how key politicians at the heart of the vicious fighting in Somalia – described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis – enjoy incredibly close links to Britain. They have British or EU passports, their families live here and they commute between Somalia and homes in English cities. British taxpayers are financing them in the name of democracy – yet in Somalia they are linked to allegations of mass murder, torture, extortion and corruption. [See Video Reports]