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Ethiopia / Famine #240637

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 23, 1975
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(Studio) World food council opens 1st meeting in Rome, Italy. According to UN, at least 400 million people in world either starving or seriously undernourished. Drought situation in Ethiopia outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Ethiopia) For 2nd time in 3 years, famine hits Ethiopia. Animals die 1st; without animals, nomads and farmers can't survive. Those malnourished people able to make journey continue coming to government eating ctrs. Relief effort pitifully inadequate; 1 ancient DC-3 only means of getting grain to starving people. Grain shortage not problem, but distributing food. Ethiopian planes are available that could be used for air drops, but Ethiopian planes engaged in major war in north province, although cntry. won't admit it. Govt. conts. to ask for more grain but at same time Ethiopia exporting more grain to Red Sea cntrys. than ever before. Many donor cntrys. suspect Ethiopian government may be using misery of starving people for political purposes.
REPORTER: Bert Quint

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Quint, Bert
Duration:
00:03:40

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