Ethiopia on the brink: Fears of a famine return and why you should pay attention

Nearly 40 years after the BBC brought famine in Ethiopia to the world's attention, there are fresh warnings that the tragedy could be repeated.James Landale, the BBC’s diplomatic correspondent has just returned from the northern state of Tigray, where officials say hunger could reach levels worse than in the 1980s.Kalkidan Yibeltal, our correspondent in Addis Ababa, tells how the region’s problems today can partly be traced back to the famine decades ago. The Global Story brings you trusted insights from BBC experts around the world, with Katya Adler. Is there a story where you are that we should be telling as part of The Global Story? Email us at [email protected] You can also message or leave a voice note on WhatsApp on +44 330 123 9480. Today’s podcast was made by Richard Moran and Jay Gardner. The technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor is Sergi Forcada Freixas and the senior news editor is Jonathan Aspinwall.

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