Video News Package

29 June 2006 - Ethiopian schools empty as drought continues

Tape#: 6257
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Rather than attending school, a young pastoralist drives his family’s livestock out of the town of Gode in search of rain in Ethiopia’s drought-ravaged Somali Region.

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Production date: 26 April, 2006

Duration: 8:06

Keywords: UNICEF, children, Ethiopia, Horn of Africa, drought, malnutrition, education

Main shooting locations: Gode, Somali region, Ethiopia

Main sequences: A two-year drought across Ethiopia and the Horn of Africa has affected more than 16 million pastoralists. About half their animals have now died, leaving children and adults desperately short of milk and meat. Many parents have taken their children out of school and sent them off to find work. 

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