This concise, factual and immensely well-informed book offers a unique insight into the causes and consequences of the 1984-86 famine. Kurt Jansson ran the UN Relief Operation in Ethiopia during this famine and Michael Harris was Overseas Operations Director of Oxfam for 14 years.
`Extremely important. Jansson's reminiscences .... describe some methods whereby the worst mistakes of a major relief operation can be avoided.' Third World Quarterly