Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Famine in Africa Appeal Poster
1984 Audio tour
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A widespread famine affected Ethiopia from 1983 to 1985. The worst famine to hit the country in a century- It left 1.2 million dead, 400,000 refugees left the country and 2.5 million people were internally displaced. Almost 200,000 children were orphaned.
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Audio recording by Jose Maria Rodriguez Alcantara (Volunteer), Edinburgh.
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