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1983–1985 famine in Ethiopia

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Ethiopia's famine: Remembering 30 years on - BBC News

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Video Footage of the 1984-1985 Famine in Ethiopia

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The great Ethiopian famine. 1983 - 1985

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1983–1985 Famine In Ethiopia

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Martin Shaw on Breakfast Time 1985 - Ethiopian famine relief fundraiser 2/2

A widespread famine affected Ethiopia from 1983 to 1985. The worst famine to hit the country in a century, in northern Ethiopia it led to more than 400,000 deaths, but, according to Human Rights Watch, more than half its mortality could be attributed to "human rights abuses causing the famine to come earlier, strike harder and extend further than would otherwise have been the case". Other areas of Ethiopia experienced famine for similar reasons, resulting in tens of thousands of additional deaths. The famine as a whole took place a decade into the Ethiopian Civil War.
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