Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Famine in Africa Appeal Poster

Production date
1984
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Famine in Africa Appeal Disasters Emergency Committee poster, 1984.

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.

*This is a historical item and is not representative of the type of imagery or language that the Red Cross would use today.

Audio recording by Jose Maria Rodriguez Alcantara (Volunteer), Edinburgh.
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Catalogue Number
187(1)/1
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Disasters Emergency Committee

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