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Far Away Up Close


Twenty years since the famine in Ethiopia that is etched on the popular memory Keelin Shanley travels to a small area which was the epicenter of the famine in 1984 and which was chosen as a pilot project by the Irish government's development wing - Development Co-operation Ireland is now thriving and being replicated by the Ethiopian government in other areas.

Although food problems are being dealt with the biggest challenge now is the huge population growth since the last famine.