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Eritrea Will not Face Any Food Crisis: President

no Food Crisis in Eritrea
Thanks to our judicious policy and bolstering of strategic food reserves, food crisis will not happen in Eritrea.

By AFP,

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Saturday dismissed fears the Horn of African nation faces a food crisis, despite sweeping drought across the wider region leaving millions in need of aid.

Floods and failed rains caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon have sparked a dramatic rise in the number of people going hungry in east Africa.

But Eritrea has long rejected UN food aid in favour of a policy of self reliance, and President Isaias said he was not worried.

“In view of the harvest shortfall that has affected the whole Horn of Africa region, President Isaias stated that the country will not face any crisis in spite of reduced agricultural output,” the information ministry said, after he was interviewed by state-run media.  Continue reading Eritrea Will not Face Any Food Crisis: President

Eritrea Lashes out at BBC over Hunger Report

Martin Plaut's latest anti-Eritrea campaign

By TesfaNews,

The Eritrean embassy in London has issued a press statement protesting Martin Plaut’s latest blackmailing report on the BBC World Service programme that said “up to two in three Eritreans going hungry.”  His accusations, however, have no substance except that it is designed to maintain the failed effort of creating a hunger stricken image of Eritrea.

The following is the full content of the official Press Statement. Continue reading Eritrea Lashes out at BBC over Hunger Report

World Food Program in Somalia; Angel of Mercy or Angel of Death?

Horn of Africa is hit by the worst drought in 60 years affecting countries like Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Uganda

By Thomas C. Mountain

The World Food Program (WFP), one of the U.N.’s biggest aid agencies, has a very nasty history in Somalia.

Back in 2006 just as Somali farmers brought their grain harvest to market the WFP began the distribution of its entire years grain aid for Somalia. With thousands of tons of free grain available Somali farmers found it almost impossible to sell their harvest and faced disaster. Continue reading World Food Program in Somalia; Angel of Mercy or Angel of Death?