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Eritrea

24 June 2011

Resilience – not a new concept for many vulnerable Eritreans

Increasingly battered by the effects of climate change, especially unreliable rainfall and environmental degradation, Eritreans struggle with dwindling water resources.
Eritrea: bringing hope to drought-prone communities
12 July 2010

Eritrea: bringing hope to drought-prone communities

At the bottom of a steep, dry and rocky ravine, which can only be reached after climbing down a precipitous path, a dedicated group of community and Red Cross Red Crescent volunteers are building a dam.
Water brings hope to Eritrea’s drought children
1 June 2005

Water brings hope to Eritrea’s drought children

It was like a dream for the people of Dembe Adi Tsegai village to see water running from a nearby water source after the five years of drought.
Despite aid, ‘hunger season’ looms over Eritrea
31 March 2004

Despite aid, ‘hunger season’ looms over Eritrea

The road to Hagaz in the parched region of Anseba takes the Red Cross convoy westwards, down the steep slopes from Keren to Gash Barka.
Eritrea faces more drought-induced misery
3 February 2004

Eritrea faces more drought-induced misery

From the top of a highland plateau, at some 2,400 metres altitude, a mountainous lunar landscape bears witness to the many months that have passed since rain fell from the Eritrean sky.
A long-term solution to Eritrea’s water shortage
13 November 2003

A long-term solution to Eritrea’s water shortage

The village of Balwa is small but surprisingly busy.
Eritrea's solar panel blues
31 July 2003

Eritrea's solar panel blues

The hi-tech blue solar panel appears incongruous in the ancient sun-baked landscape of Hagaz, northern Eritrea.
Eritrea water deliveries accompanied by health awareness
4 July 2003

Eritrea water deliveries accompanied by health awareness

Midday in the village of Kirot Nejar.
Volunteers distribute food as Eritrea drought continues
13 June 2003

Volunteers distribute food as Eritrea drought continues

In drought-stricken Hagaz, everything has been dried by the endless, burning sun.
13 May 2003

Malnutrition and sickness, not crops, grow in Eritrean dustbowl

The ward at Hagaz health centre is hot and crowded.
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