Drought takes terrible toll in Ethiopia

Country's vast water resources of little use in the absence of irrigation infrastructure to get it to those in need.

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    Ziway, Ethiopia - More than 10 million people in Ethiopia are in need of emergency food aid as parts of the country experience one of the worst droughts in 30 years.

    Ethiopia has vast water resources, but not the irrigation infrastructure to get it to those in need.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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