Dawit Giorgis in Ethiopia
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Ethiopia: The famine report that shocked the world

22 October 2014 Last updated at 01:00 BST

It is 30 years since Ethiopia was in the grip of one of the worst famines to ever hit the country.

Shocking pictures filmed by a BBC News team sparked a global effort to raise funds to help.

Former minister Dawit Giorgis was in charge of relief work for Ethiopia's government.

He spoke to Witness about his memories of the time.

Witness is a World Service radio programme of the stories of our times told by the people who were there.