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Last updated: 23 october, 2009 - 13:01 GMT

Staring Death In The Eye

Survivor: Biadglign Befekadu still bears the scars of the famine to this day.

Survivor: Biadglign Befekadu still bears the scars of the famine to this day.

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Twenty five years ago, on October 23rd 1984, a devastating famine in Ethiopia was first brought to global attention by the BBC’s Michael Buerk.

The report pricked the world's conscience, leading to a huge charity campaign and the worldwide fundraising concert Live Aid.

Despite the aid effort, the famine killed over a million people.

Miraculously, many were still able to survive - thanks to the work of people like Mulugetha Gebru.

Mulugetha Gebru: committed to saving orphans from the famine

Mulugetha Gebru: committed to saving orphans from the famine

Mulugetha set up an organisation called Jeccdoo to help children orphaned by the crisis.

He resettled over 1000 orphans and still keeps in touch with them all.

The survivors may bear the scars of the famine, but today they are able to face a much more optimistic future.

Outlook's Angela Robson went to Ethiopia to meet Mulugetha and some of the children he saved.

Scarred: Biadglign Befekadu was found suckling his dead mother while a vulture picked at their bodies.

Scarred: Biadglign Befekadu was found suckling his dead mother while a vulture picked at their bodies.

To find out more about Mulugetha Gebru visit the click Jeccdoo website

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