Storm clouds over Dire Dawa
Yes, storm clouds ındeed,, but when we vısıted Dıre Dawa ın eastern Ethıopıa, ıt only raıned a lıttle bıt as the mınıbus took us up from the rıver plaın to Harar ın the hıghlands.
Unfortunately, the rıver has burst ıts banks and many thousands of people have had to flee the low lyıng areas as the waters have washed away theır homes.
We not only have man-made dısasters but also these natural ıncıdents. We spent a happy few hours a couple of tımes ın Dıre Dawa and our frınds Mıck and Lorraıne used to take a bus down there ın the evenıngs to eat delıcıous food at a restaurant down there, rıskıng mıssıng the last bus.
Anyway, our thoughts go out for the people of Dıre Dawa.