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Ethiopian famine relief in the 1980’s

There’s been a lot of discussion over the last few days following a recent BBC report on the alleged misuse of funds during the famines in East Africa of 1984-85.

Several former British to Ambassadors to Ethiopia, senior US government figures, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Oxfam, The Band Aid Trust, Save the Children, Christian Aid and others have all responded saying the report is unfounded.

Paul Valley from the Independent newspaper in the UK has posted an interesting analysis of the story which you can read here.

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