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Ethiopia / Famine #534113

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 25, 1984
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(Studio) United States government reported increase grain shipments and relief aid to Ethiopia due to extensive famine there.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(DC) Logistic and political problems affecting international relief efforts in Ethiopia explained; United States approach to pro-W. Senegal and Mozambique and reluctance to helping Marxist Ethiopia reviewed. Reagan administration's denial of political ploys in relief overtures toward Ethiopia and focus of administration's criticism of Ethiopian government's attitude toward starving masses cited. [Agency for International Dvt. spokesperson M. Peter McPHERSON - questions lack of USSR relief effort.] Reagan administration said refusing to distribute food directly to Ethiopia, relying on private orgs. such as Catholic Relief Org. [Catholic Relief Services spokesperson Ken. HACKETT - cites need for government to become involved.]
REPORTER: John Cochran

(Studio) Amount of United States aid to Ethiopia last year compared to that given by Canada, West Europe and USSR .
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John

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