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Wednesday, 12 April, 2000, 12:23 GMT 13:23 UK
In pictures: Famine in Gode
As UN special envoy Catherine Bertini visits drought-stricken Gode, in the south-eastern Ogaden region of Ethiopia, these are the sorts of sights she can expect to see.

An Ethiopian woman holds her severely malnousished child at Gode feeding centre
The Ogaden region has been badly hit by famine. Feeding centres in Gode are having to turn people away.

A severely malnourished boy sucks his thumb while resting on his mothers lap
Children at Gode feeding centre are suffering severe malnutrition.

An Ethiopian girl holds a child at a feeding center in Gode
About 200 Ethiopians, mostly children under five, have died from lack of food.

Adan Mohammed stands with her one surviving child, Gode feeding centre
Adan Mohammed stands with her one surviving child. Two of her children died on the 10-day trek to the feeding centre.

An Ethiopian woman comforts her severely malnourished child at Gode feeding centre
Gode has had hardly any rain for three years.

Rotting carcass
The drought killed off the livestock first; now it is the turn of the people.


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Trevor Rowe, UN Spokesman
"The whole point here is to avert a humanitarian catastrophe"
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