Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
A world preoccupied with terrorism is ignoring a growing famine that endangers millions of Ethiopians, the World Food Program said this week. The country has been ravaged by drought, followed by floods that killed 117 people last week. As a result, some 12.6 million people are in danger of starving to death unless nearly a million tons of food can be shipped in. “The world would not be so silent if camera crews were there to document what was happening,” said U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, who recently visited Ethiopia. “Where is Live Aid this time, where is the Hollywood interest? If nothing is done, soon we will have a famine of biblical proportions.”
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