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 RAF C-130 airdropping food during the famine in Ethiopia, 1985. Courtesy of Talskiddy/Wikimedia

The Ethiopian Famine: War, Weapons and Aid

Martin Plaut
RUSI Journal, 18 January 2018
Africa
Did recipients of aid money divert funds for other purposes?

Did rebel movements in Ethiopia use part of the international aid they received for those who were starving to buy weapons and ammunition? Martin Plaut discusses the claims that the aid arm of the Tigray People’s Liberation Front diverted some of these funds to purchase military supplies.

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