A Day That Shook The World: Ethiopian famine reported on the BBC
Tuesday 08 March 2011
On 23 October 1984, the BBC turned the world's attention to the terrible famines in Ethiopia.
The BBC's pictures of extreme suffering were so harrowing that they inspired people into mass charitable action, producing benefit concerts and fundraisers of all kinds.
Watch original footage from the famines in this British Pathé video, above.
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