BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 3883

Bob Geldof and the Ethiopian Crisis

Bob Geldof and the Ethiopian Crisis
Key Info
  • Bob Geldof and the Ethiopian Crisis
  • Duration: 03:12
  • When the BBC first reported on the Ethiopian famine in Africa in the mid 1980s, the people of Britain began donating money to the cause. Famous pop stars of the time got together and made a record - 'Do they know its Christmas' - to help raise money. Musician Bob Geldof organised a huge concert called Live Aid in 1985, and the money raised went towards food aid and longterm developments. Sport Aid and Comic Relief soon followed as fund-raising ventures. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Credits: Band Aid Trust
  • Subject:



    Social History and Change

  • Keywords: Ethiopia, famine, poverty, Bob Geldof, Comic Relief, Live Aid, Sport Aid, fundraising, third world, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Take part in a Comic Relief event to raise money. Look at how the people in Ethiopia are suffering and investigate how the money raised has helped their quality of life.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.