Howard Taylor

Howard Taylor

Head of DFID Ethiopia

Douglas Alexander Ethiopia visit – Somali Region pictures

Posted 10 November 2008

I last posted in mid-October, late at night in the middle of Douglas Alexander's visit to Ethiopia (Douglas is UK Secretary of State for International Development).  I tried to include photos taken on the day, but uploading on a slow connection defeated me, so I'm going to try again now.

In Kebredihar, in the Somali Region of Ethiopia, Douglas visited a school, hospital and market.

Douglas meeting local officials to get a better feeling for the challenges faced in delivering basic services in the area (he's second from left in a blue shirt).Douglas meeting local officials to get a better feeling for the challenges faced in delivering basic services in the area (he's second from left in a blue shirt).

Me with a malnourished child being treated in Kebredihar hospital.

A shop in Kebredihar market.

Douglas, sitting in the market, doing a live interview for a UK radio station via satphone - it was important to explain to the UK public what he was doing and seeing in Ethiopia, and why.

From the plane on the way back to Addis Ababa - the much more fertile highlands, looking stunning from the air in the late afternoon sun.

More visit pictures to follow...

Comments

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18 November 2008, 7:51 am

Pictures really show more than you can explain in words sometimes. More of these would be great if your connection gets back in order!

The fertile lands show a different side to the country from that which we tend to see in the press. Also enjoyed seeing some real Ethiopian fashion - no idea tie-dye style outfits were the latest trend!... :)


3. Clarissa Herrera
5 June 2009, 5:55 pm

Well i think that it is good that some people help others that acually need help in theese kind of people . Also i think that some people Should realy bring them food so they can even get healther . And they should help them out more by buying them things so they can get a better education for the children !


29 January 2010, 11:57 am

If possible, we can do experiments on sowing tree seeds when raining in mountain or desert to build forest to protect people .

http://treeseed.home.news.cn/blog/home.do

http://treeseed.home.news.cn/blog/a/0101001E87AC063647A6D97D.html

Prof. Zhibin Gui

electronic forestry group

Microelectronics School

Xidian University


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