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Norway to provide aid to drought-affected population in Ethiopia
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09:37, June 19, 2008

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The Norwegian government will allocate 25 million kroner (about 4.9 million U.S. dollars) in humanitarian assistance for people affected by drought in Ethiopia, according to reports reaching here from Norwegian capital Oslo Wednesday.

The fund is being channeled through the Norwegian partners in the UN, the Red Cross and other Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) that are already working in the country, Norwegian Deputy Foreign Minister Raymond Johansen said in a statement.

The move aims to mitigate the consequences of the humanitarian crisis now affecting people in Ethiopia, he added.

Drought and rising food prices have resulted in a critical situation in several regions of Ethiopia. More than 3 million Ethiopians are in acute need of assistance, according to the

Source:Xinhua



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