Ethiopia: Resettlement's Heavy Toll

Resettlement's Heavy Toll

Images of the devastating suffering caused by the Ethiopian famine stick firmly in the mind, but they tell only part of the story. A report issued by Doctors Without Borders, a Paris-based group that sends medical personnel to trouble spots around the world, charges that the Ethiopian government's efforts to resettle 575,000 famine-stricken peasants from the country's northern highlands may have left as many as 100,000 refugees dead. Says Author Claude Malhuret: "There can be no doubt that today resettlement is the biggest killer in Ethiopia, not famine."

The report is based on eyewitness accounts of relief workers and surveys conducted...

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