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Why Are People Starving In Booming Ethiopia?

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Endless Famine (2008): Despite economic growth and development in Ethiopia people are still dying of malnutrition in Ethiopia. For similar stories, see: The Tragic Cost Of Progress In Ethiopia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvVb9EZ6Kqs The Ethiopian Famine Video That Shocked The World https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OInh0tIM8ds Africa's Great Hope https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHl7tgN1gH0 Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/4253/endless-famine Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures In the 80s the West was shocked by images of Ethiopia’s starving children and aid poured in from across the world. Now Ethiopia’s economy is booming. But once again babies are dying of malnutrition. What went wrong? In Ethiopia’s capital Addis Abbaba the signs of new wealth are everywhere. Glass sky-rise blocks dwarf traditional stone settlements, and with daybreak hundreds of builders arrive at the city’s construction sites. But on the outskirts is a very different scene. A long queue is forming here. Word has spread that cheap, government-subsidised food will be sold here. We ask one man if he has trouble feeding himself. ‘Yes’, he says, ‘because of the Food Shortage’. ‘Just very recently we hit the worst’, local woman Valerie Browning tells us. But the Developed World, the Ethiopian government and even many aid agencies want Ethiopia to be a success story. That means the real story often goes untold. At the breadline government security arrives and forces us to leave. This happens every day to news crews in Ethiopia. ‘The government don’t want to say that there is another side of the story’, explains Former Ethiopian MP Gebru Asrat. ‘The majority of the population do live in dire poverty. And in Ethiopia millions are getting poorer every year’. ABC Australia – Ref. 4253 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.