Afar pastoralists face consequences of poor rains
Rapid Assessment Mission 19-24 April, 2000.  The mission was undertaken to obtain a first-hand impression of the present humanitarian situation in the region with regard to people displaced by the conflict with Eritrea and victims of natural disasters. The report highlights difficulties faced by pastoralists and their livestock after several years of sporadic rains. The report also focuses on a possible outbreak of Anthrax in western areas of the region. By Yves Guinand, UN-EUE Field Officer.

Annex II - various photographs taken during the mission to Afar

Map - Sketch map of the Afar region showing areas visited  during the mission.







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