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Ethiopia says the United Nations estimate of number of people who will be affected by an imminent shortage of emergency food aid has been overstated. The country’s Commissioner for Disaster Risk Management confirmed to the BBC that it was true that food aid was due to run out by end of June but that contrary to the UN figure of 7.8 people being affected, only 1.7 million people were at risk. ‘‘It is true that in some areas food will run out by the end of the month but this will only affect around 1.7 million people,’‘ Mitiku Kassa said. displayAdvert("mpu_3") It is true that in some areas food will run out by the end of the month but this will only affect around 1.7 million people. He said the government would have no choice that look internally if development partners did not step in to salvage the situation. ‘‘We expect our donor community to step in and fill that gap and we are hopeful. But if they fail to do that we will have to use some of our development budget to provide emergency assistance to our people,’‘ he added. Successive failed rains blamed by meteorologists on fluctuations in ocean temperatures" />
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"Like the late Meles Zenawi, he was a sharp intelligence worker and reader." OB Lloyd Lede (OLLL) from Bethlehem Tafra

Ethiopia says the United Nations estimate of number of people who will be affected by an imminent shortage of emergency food aid has been overstated. The country’s Commissioner for Disaster Risk Management confirmed to the BBC that it was true that food aid was due to run out by end of June but that contrary to the UN figure of 7.8 people being affected, only 1.7 million people were at risk. ‘‘It is true that in some areas food will run out by the end of the month but this will only affect around 1.7 million people,’‘ Mitiku Kassa said. displayAdvert("mpu_3") It is true that in some areas food will run out by the end of the month but this will only affect around 1.7 million people. He said the government would have no choice that look internally if development partners did not step in to salvage the situation. ‘‘We expect our donor community to step in and fill that gap and we are hopeful. But if they fail to do that we will have to use some of our development budget to provide emergency assistance to our people,’‘ he added. Successive failed rains blamed by meteorologists on fluctuations in ocean temperatures

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