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Famine Aid Scandal / Ica #92109

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 15, 1985
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(Studio) Famine aid scandal surrounding International Christian Aid (ICA) in Ethiopia noted.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Nairobi, Kenya) Indications of fraudulent relief claims in ICA's TV commercials pertaining to Africa examined; ads shown. [ICA president Joe BASS - acts out staged emergency.] [Former ICA EMPLOYEE - describes ICA's staging of false emergency.] [Dutch relief worker Leo SLINGERLAND - claims ICA used other orgs.' relief vehicles to film their commercials, with ICA signs, in Uganda.] Kenya reported investigating arrival of arms shipment there in ICA container labeled as food. [Former ICA EMPLOYEE - describes ICA's smuggling of electronic equipment into Africa for resale.] [Voice of former EMPLOYEE - believes ICA could have helped those in need.]
REPORTER: Karen Burnes

(Studio) Umbrella groups coordinating charity to African relief agencies discussed.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Burnes, Karen;
Jennings, Peter

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