Category: "Cities"

February 23rd, 2005


Economy is said to have grown by 11.6% then you hear this news.
Puzzled? Not alone, same here.

UN warns of food stocks running low in Ethiopia

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Cereal stocks could run out by next month in Ethiopia where 2.4 million people are in immediate need of food aid, the United Nations warned on Tuesday.

Some 11 percent of the emergency food aid required in March has been provided by donors, leaving a shortfall of 39,000 metric tons of cereals, the U.N. Office of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported.

While only a quarter of the scheduled food assistance could be distributed last month, the number of needy people is expected to increase from the current 2.4 million to 2.9 million in March and 3.1 million in April, OCHA said.