Eritrea’s famine has devastated nearly half its population and is steadily worsening due to the government’s refusal to cooperate with NGOs. According to an Amnesty International report, about half of Eritrea’s population is undernourished as a result of the widespread drought affecting the country.  Famine has plagued the country for nearly seven years, when the first major drought in 2002 bled the country’s food resources dry.

Eritrea’s famine has devastated nearly half its population and is steadily worsening due to the government’s refusal to cooperate with NGOs. According to an Amnesty International report, about half of Eritrea’s population is undernourished as a result of the widespread drought affecting the country.  Famine has plagued the country for nearly seven years, when the first major drought in 2002 bled the country’s food resources dry.