Ethiopian Drought

BBC-Remarkably drought-resistant frankincense could restore African lost woodlands

By Melissa Hogenboom 3 January 2017 In dry areas in the Horn of Africa, there are frankincense trees that thrive in the extreme aridity. These trees are harvested for the frankincense resin that they produce. It is used to make perfumes and incense, and can only be obtained from the wild trees. For many years, frankincense trees have faced challenges that could threaten their very survival. Now a new analysis provides hope that this downward spiral could be prevented. To…

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A young man in drought conditions in Ethiopia

US Announces $97 Million for Ethiopia Drought Relief

Voice of America: January 2016 The United States aid agency has announced $97 million in emergency assistance for Ethiopia to help address the “ongoing humanitarian crisis resulting from the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon.” A drought that started in the spring of 2015 is forecasted to ease in early 2016. Rainfall in February and March 2016 was more plentiful but not uniformly distributed. CNN – 3.3.16 – U.S. dispatches emergency aid for Ethiopian drought US Embassy – 3.18.16 – Response…

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