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Due to its location in the Eastern horn of Africa, Eritrea is very vulnerable to droughts, unpredictable weather, and uneven rainfall.1 Climate change has increased desertification and land degradation.2 Additionally, the rainfall patterns have become unpredictable, which has negative implications for small-scale farmers who rely on agricultural outputs for their livelihoods.3 The UNDP has been active in Eritrea to educate Eritreans on sustainable and efficient farming practices that will help them weather the effects of climate change.4

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1http://www.er.undp.org/content/eritrea/en/home/ourwork/environmentandenergy/overview.html
2-4 Ibid
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Eritrea News

BBC News 
A Catholic priest under investigation for people smuggling has told the BBC that politicians are trying to criminalise people helping refugees. Don Mussie Zerai has lived in Italy for more than 25 years, since fleeing Eritrea as a teenager. He says he ... See more..
ARRL 
It was a now-familiar story in the July edition of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU R1) Monitoring System (IARUMS) newsletter, which reports that Radio Eritrea and Radio Ethiopia are still slugging it out i the 40-meter phone band. See more..
AllAfrica.com 
Asmara — Eritrean community festival in Western Canada was conducted with patriotic zeal from 12 to 13 August under the theme "Laying Pillars for Vibrant Development". Eritrean community members from various cities of Canada including Saskatoon, ... See more..
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Geeska Afrika 
20131126 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Chairman of Habeshia Agency Father Mussie Zerai pictured during a press conference of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) on a complaint against the Belgian army following the death of 63 migrants in ... See more..
Ezega 
Eritrean-prisoner-Dawit-Isaac August 15, 2017 - The European Parliament voted through a resolution calling for the immediate release of Dawit Isaak, the Eritrean-born Swedish journalist, who has been imprisoned without trial in Eritrea for more than 15 ... See more..
The Star, Kenya 
Eritrea and Tanzania are the only African countries among six worldwide that are fully prepared to face a global pandemic, a new report says. The report is by the International Working Group on Financing Preparedness and is titled 'From panic and ... See more..
Newsweek 
A Republican congressman has called for the United States to re-establish military ties with Eritrea, an international pariah that has been accused of sponsoring Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia. Dana Rohrabacher, who represents California's 48th ... See more..
Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release) (registration) 
Susan Namondo Ngongi, outgoing Country Director for UNICEF Ghana, has been appointed as the new UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Eritrea. The Cameroonian born UN official was recently appointed to head Eritrea's UN ... See more..
Voice of America 
A Republican congressman says he believes it is time for the U.S. to reach out to Eritrea and forge a partnership to fight terrorism. U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California submitted an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would ... See more..
Quartz 
When Amanueal Tsegay broke away on the second day of this year's Tour of Eritrea he was accompanied all the way to the finish by pleading and cries from his team car: dai! dai! dai! It's an Italian word, the first one an Italian will turn to when ... See more..
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Geography

Eastern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Djibouti and Sudan
Area

Total 117,600 sq km
Land 101,000 sq km
Water 16,600 sq km

Climate

hot, dry desert strip along Red Sea coast; cooler and wetter in the central highlands (up to 61 cm of rainfall annually, heaviest June to September); semiarid in western hills and lowlands
Natural Resources

gold, potash, zinc, copper, salt, possibly oil and natural gas, fish ;
Natural Hazards

frequent droughts, rare earthquakes and volcanoes; locust swarms

volcanism: Dubbi (elev. 1,625 m), which last erupted in 1861, was the country's only historically active volcano until Nabro (2,218 m) came to life on 12 June 2011 Dubbi (elev. 1,625 m), which last erupted in 1861, was the country's only historically active volcano until Nabro (2,218 m) came to life on 12 June 2011
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; desertification; soil erosion; overgrazing; loss of infrastructure from civil warfare

Demographics

Nationality
Eritrean
Population
6,233,682 (July 2013 est.)
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Since independence from Ethiopia in 1993, Eritrea has faced the economic problems of a small, poor country, facing chronic drought. These have been exacerbated by restrictive economic policies. Eritrea has a command economy under the control of the sole political party, the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ). Like the economies of many African nations, a large share of the population - nearly 80% - is engaged in subsistence agriculture. That sector only produces a small share of the country's total output. Since the conclusion of the Ethiopian-Eritrea war in 2000, the government has expanded use of military and ...See More party-owned businesses to complete President ISAIAS's development agenda. The government strictly controls the use of foreign currency by limiting access and availability. Few large private enterprises exist in Eritrea and most operate in conjunction with government partners, although recently a number of large international mining ventures have opened. Eritrea's national income also relies in part on taxes paid by members of the Diaspora. While reliable statistics on food security are difficult to obtain, erratic rainfall and the percentage of the labor force tied up in national service continue to interfere with agricultural production and economic development. Eritrea's harvests generally cannot meet the food needs of the country without supplemental grain purchases. Copper and gold production is likely to drive economic growth over the next few years, but military spending will continue to compete with development and investment plans. Eritrea's economic future will depend on market reform and success at addressing social problems such as illiteracy and low skills. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$4.468 billion (2012 est.); $4.176 billion (2011 est.); $3.842 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

3.6% of GDP (2012 est.); 1.6% of GDP (2011 est.); -3.2% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sorghum, lentils, vegetables, corn, cotton, tobacco, sisal; livestock, goats; fish
Industries

food processing, beverages, clothing and textiles, light manufacturing, salt, cement