ABC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 29, 1984
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(Studio) Representative Gary Ackerman's description of Congress delegation's response to recent tour of famine-ravaged Ethiopia quoted. Coalition of religious leaders reported calling for massive United States airlift to speed delivery of food.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(London, England) [1974, Henry KISSINGER - calls for Food and Agriculture Org. to end world hunger within a decade.] Commission headed by Willy Brandt noted estimating no. children dying this year worldwide from malnutrition; his reference to situation as the "silent holocaust" mentioned. Pol. and economy factors in Africa intensifying continent's spreading famine reviewed; Angola, Chad, Ethiopia cited as exs. [Earthscan editorial director Lloyd TIMBERLAKE - explains West's contribution to problem.] Role of oil crisis in 1970s in Africa's famine discussed. [TIMBERLAKE - explains failure of current approach to famine relief efforts.]
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore
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