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Ethiopia: October 1984
In October 1984 Michael Buerk travelled to Northern Ethiopia to witness the terrible human suffering caused by the combination of widespread famine and civil war.

Original Report
Michael Buerk Michael Buerk
"One tiny village had been swamped by 85,000 people"

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