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China & African Drought: Ali's story

Updated: 2011-10-26 08:45
By D J Clark (chinadaily.com.cn)

In the second in a series of videos on the African food crisis, D J Clark meets a family struggling to survive in Ethiopia's worst hit area. The horn of Africa has suffered its worst drought in sixty years and although the seasonal rains are now starting to arrive, in Ethiopia, 4.5 million people are still reliant on direct food aid to survive according to the UN. Last week the first of a series of Chinese food shipments arrived in Ethiopia to help the local government deal with a shortfall of food aid.

China & African Drought: Ali's story

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By D J Clark
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China & African Drought: Ali's story

About D J Clark

D J Clark has worked worldwide as a multimedia journalist for more than 20 years. As well as working for China Daily he runs an MA course in Multimedia journalism at Beijing Foreign Studies University and is the Director of Visual Journalism at the Asia Center for Journalism in Manila, Philippines.