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  • The rainy seasons, the belg in the spring -- conspicuously absent the past two years -- and the kiremt, traditionally beginning in July but arriving up to one month later in recent years, have become less and less dependable sources of water in the past several years.

    Chloe Malle: 25 Years After Band Aid, Diminished Foreign Aid and Drought Threaten Ethiopia's Food Security

  • A vehicle belg to ANC MP and national executivie Macozoma was stolen from the nvin suburb recently.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • After this precedent, why might not everything in the Horoe belg, and the Weymar Year - Book be proved as referring to something?


  • However, heavy rainfall in recent weeks, accompanied by flooding, hailstorms and landslides, are negatively impacting both belg and recently-planted meher crops in some areas.

    ReliefWeb - Headlines

  • The latest WFP Food Security Update indicates that the general food security situation continues to improve as a result of the ongoing rains, which have led to good belg crop performance and availability of green maize.

    ReliefWeb - Headlines

  • Since 1997, the main, or belg, rains, which fall between February and May and are critical to food production, have declined considerably in the northeast, southeast and southwest of Ethiopia.


  • The weather is usually sunny and dry, with the short or belg rains occurring February-April and the big or meher rains beginning in late June and ending in mid-September.

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  • "Based upon the findings of joint belg / gu [short seasonal rains] assessment accompanied by a series of discussions with the concerned regional governments, the number of emergency beneficiaries has been revised from 4.6 million to 6.4 million, out of which 76 percent are from Somali, Oromia and Southern regions," Mitiku Kassa, State Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, told donors and the media on 14 October.


  • "We had poor belg (February to May) rains and El Nino has also affected the meher season (June to September)," said Ted Chaiban, UNICEF's country representative in Ethiopia.

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  • "In the highlands of Welo the belg rains this year were abundant. When we passed through the Borkena valley, the grass was springing green through the eyeholes of the cattle skulls that lined the road."

    - 'Resetlement, Ethiopia, 1985', Germaine Greer in The Madwoman's Underclothes.

    September 1, 2008