Ethiopian Southern Dams are causing Drought For over 15 million Horn of Africans and increasing desertification

July 11, 2011 in Dams and desertification

The main culprit on the drought in the horn of Africa is the regime of Melese Zenawie and his  water damming land grabbing project accelerating desertification in the Horn of Africa.  thus having a direct effect on the rain cycle . The last 10 years his regime has been constructing dams and selling arable land to international land grabbers. He has already over 300.000 hectares grabbed most of in the Southern region hit with drought because of the dams. The same dams have brought sever water shortages . The famine is aggravated in the southern region including Kenya and Somalia with a direct effect of damming. This drought is not yet affecting the traditional famine and drought region of Ethiopia. Since his damming mainly the southern rivers by controlling the e yearly water flow, the cycle of rain has stopped as a direct effect and a climate bomb called Gibe I, II, II dams.

The United Nations and aid agencies say the Horn of Africa is facing a humanitarian catastrophe as a result of soaring global food prices combined with the worst drought in 60 years impacting on the region. Melse Zenawie also has been artificially soaring food prices.  The food price rises are combining with severe drought and conflict to create the gravest threat of famine in years across large parts of East Africa and the Horn, victim of wanton internationally uncontrolled dams.

The last two  successive years the intensification of damming in southern Ethiopia have left approximately 11 million people living in remote areas across Southern Ethiopia, Northern Kenya, and Somalia facing famine because of food shortages.

This drought  crisis as ”the world’s biggest forgotten emergency”, many aid donners have launched  their largest ever appeal to try and stop famine in the region.

”Desperate hunger is looming across the Horn of Africa and threatening the lives of millions who are struggling to survive in the face of rising food prices and conflict,” WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said.

”It is essential that we move quickly to break the destructive cycle of drought and hunger that forces farmers to sell their means of production as part of their survival strategy.”

Thought Emergency relief workers are looking to help the people living the areas impacted by drought now in order to prevent famine, we have to resolve the main cause of the famine -damming . The most affected populations in Somalia and North Kenya are, for the most part, semi-nomadic pastoralists, herding camels, goats, and sheep are those used to water from the river and Shebelle waters now dammed.

The lack of pasture and water has led to deaths of cattle on a large scale, leaving families unable to cope with the loss of food and livelihood in the areas of dammed Omo river. The situation has been made even worse by the fact the area was only just recovering from a similar drought two years during the filling of the  Gibe dam.

In most of the  areas, 60 percent of the herds have died. The megalomaniac dammer Melese Zenawie is responsible.

Since the intensification of the dams in the Southern Ethiopia the last two years   about  480,000 children in the Horn of Africa suffer from severe malnutrition — an increase of 50 percent on the figure from the previous drought in January, 2009.

The situation is at its most perilous in Somalia, where the two-decade-long conflict has left the country divided, with much of the population forced to live in refugee camps.

The international community must stop the mad  megalomaniac dictator of Ethiopia from damming the source of their existence  Omo and Shebelle rivers.

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