Story number 2 for 23 May 2000

By May 23, 2000

We turn next to Ethiopia where we’re receiving mixed news about the drought in that country that’s causing pockets of food shortages. MNN’s Greg Yoder is on the ground there and files this report, Greg. “The good news is it has started raining in Ethiopia, but the bad news is it’s not enough and it’s only making the roads impassible, causing difficulties in food distribution. Tomorrow we’ll be traveling to Jijiga, a small village east of Addis Ababa. We’re going there to investigate what families are doing to find food. We’ve heard the lack of rain has force more than 300 families to walked between 30 and 40 days, only to find nothing in Jajiga. We’re here with Food for the Hungry International, who’s is partnering with agencies to feed these people physically and spiritually. F-H-I is hoping that many people will come to Christ as the evangelical church mobilizes to help. Tomorrow, as we continue our report on hunger in Ethiopia, we’ll tell you specifically how F-H-I is working with the church and other groups to help. Greg Yoder, Mission Network News, Ethiopia.”

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