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→
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.