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Ethiopia - Drought

Ruqiya Jilo (80) is blind, has no family, and for the past three years has lived with 7,000 others in the Kabanawa camp for displaced people. Ruqiya Jilo has not eaten today, and yesterday she only had a cup of tea. She is one of the 200 million people who are starving in sub-Saharan Africa. The rising food prices exacerbate the problem.

 

This photo gallery won the prestigious EISA Award for its portrayal of the consequences of climate change. The pictures were used in a school magazine published by the Danish Red Cross for children to understand and discuss the consequences of climate change in everyday life around the world.

 

Photo: Jakob Dall / Danish Red Cross (p18016).

To find out more, go to www.ifrc.org/where/country/cn6.asp?countryid=65

 

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Taken on March 13, 2008