Ethiopian Famine

by Shari White

The Ethiopian Famine Introduction


  • The 1984-85 famine in Ethiopia caused an estimated one million deaths and left millions without the basic necessities of life.
  • Ethiopia is located in Eastern Africa, and if you don't know what a famine is, it's a extreme shortage of food.
  • While climatic causes and consequences certainly played a part in the tragedy, High population density, and governmental destabilization have also caused a lot of famines too.

Background Information

WHAT CAUSED THIS:

What caused this famine was a combination of already suffered drought, economical loss from war, and an almost total failure in crops which hindered the passage of relief supplies.


WHO IT AFFECTED:

The famine affected the inhabitants of today's Eritrea and Ethiopia from 1983 to 1985.


RESPONSE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES:


  • Live Aid a fundraising group raised millions of dollars to aid the famine.
  • People were relocated or moved to new homes.
  • Britain wrote songs about the famine and the profits went to charities about the famine.

HOW IT WAS SOLVED:

Famines are not truly because somewhere one person is always hungry, but it has been helped. Through many charities in 1984-1985 millions of dollars were given to help the people affected by the famine.

Ethiopia in 2015

Sadly, Ethiopia is still in drought... Go to this website to learn more!