Interrelationships: What are the major water bodies people have access to in Ethiopia? Even though there may be many water resources present in Ethiopia, only about 10% of the resources have basic sanitation services. If Ethiopians have access to any form of flowing water such as a river or a pond, its usually contaminated with animal waste and will cause you to become very sick if you drink it. Does Ethiopia have a lot of tall mountain regions? What types of landforms are in Ethiopia? Ethiopia has highlands in the northwest and southeast regions. The Simien Mountain Region’s Ras Dashen is the largest mountain in Ethiopia and its located in the Northwestern region of Ethiopia.
Some other types of landforms in Ethiopia are; valleys, rivers and desserts. What is the area of Ethiopia? The area of Ethiopia is about 1.104 million km². How many seasons are there in Ethiopia? There are 3 known seasons in Ethiopia. Between September to February is the season known as the “bega,” it is the long, dry season. In March and April, there is a short, rainy season called the “belg”. Followed by May which is a hot and dry month. Then comes June, July, and August which is supposed to be the long rainy season “kremt” but the rainy season isn’t always successful.
(From visualgeography.com). Geographic Perspective: What is the average annual pay for the lowest paying job in Ethiopia? (Economic) Ethiopians make $470 a year on average, this means that Ethiopians live off of just over one US dollar every day. Are the crops produced in Ethiopia reliable to help sustain future generations? (environmental) At this rate, Ethiopia’s population is constantly increasing, there is a high demand for food, clean water, proper health care and education right now. The crops being produced right now aren’t a reliable way of life for generations to live by. Although, food aid from other countries to Ethiopia and the help provided from a variety of organizations gives Ethiopia the potential to be a sustainable country.
Do droughts affect children’s education? (cultural/social) In areas affected by droughts, children can no longer attend school on a day to day basis. The children are usually out of school at a time of a drought due an inconsistent supply of food and water. Also, their health is at risk at the time of a drought. Some children walk long distances across Ethiopia with their mothers in search of any water they can find, this drives them away from their classrooms and in search of water.
Has the government found resolutions to the continuous droughting? (Political) The government has acknowledged the severity of the droughts happening in Ethiopia. To help resolve the issue of drought they have been working with international aid organizations for 3 years now. And created a plan for what might happen next time there’s a drought. Spatial Significance: Does Ethiopia have a larger population than Kenya? The population of Ethiopia is approximately 107 million and the population of Kenya is approximately 50 million. Therefore, Ethiopia does have a larger population than Kenya since Ethiopia’s population is more than double Kenya’s population.