Aid in Ethiopia -Times Online

Irish pop singer and activist, Bob Geldof, gestures during a speech Sir, Christian Aid categorically refutes the suggestion that aid money it supplied in April 1984 to buy grain to feed the starving in Ethiopia was diverted by rebels to purchase weapons (report, Mar 4). Max Peberdy, the Christian Aid worker who was interviewed in the BBC radio documentary, was not even present in  Ethiopi  a in 1985 when the Live Aid donations were being distributed.In Ethiopia at that time, our experienced emergency team on the ground imposed stringent assessment criteria to identify and target people in greatest need. The use of all donated money was carefully monitored through progress reports, physical checks and rigorous accounting. We routinely monitored the trucks shipping the grain across the border from Sudan.

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