Melamine feeding bowl

Production date
1982

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Feeding bowl used in Maichew feeding centre in Ethiopia. Bowl is white melamine with a Red Cross emblem on the front.
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History
One of a number of items donated by Claire Bertschinger. In 1984 Claire was working as an ICRC field nurse in Ethiopia, caring for those caught up in the civil war and subsequent famine. Claire prominantly featured in BBC journalist Michael Buerk's report from the region, highlighting the fate of thousands of children. It was this footage that inspired Band Aid and then Live Aid.
Catalogue Number
937/1(2)
Associated Person and Role
Claire Bertschinger
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