December 3rd, 2011
10:30 AM ET

Video: The Untold Story

The recent images of  men, women and children starving in the Horn of Africa tell a painful story of famine and suffering. How does a nation recover from a devastating food crisis? To find out, Chip Duncan and Salim Amin returned to a Ethopia, to a place where famine caused a massive death toll over 25 years ago. What they discovered was surprising and hopeful.  In partnership with One, they created a documentary showing the contrast between 1984 and present-day Tigray.  Read their words below, view a preview and watch their powerful short film.

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In Somalia, innocent people are dying needless deaths due to a famine driven by politics and war. Those who are dying need our help and our voice.

Drought is a challenge faced by people around the world.  Climate change is now making droughts more common and less predictable.  But drought shouldn't equal famine.  Famine is the outcome of poor infrastructure, corrupt governments and warring factions who choose to use food as a weapon.


Filed under: 360° Radar • Ethiopia • Opinion