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2015 Athena Film Festival Review: ‘Difret’

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Based on true events, Hirut Assefa, a 14-year-old Ethiopian school girl was the victim of telefa, a marriage abduction. Usually, when this happens, the girls are so demoralized that they do not resist, nor can they resist because their husband-to-be has the help of his friends to make the successful kidnapping. Hirut's story is different; what happens as a result of her kidnapping is an enthralling and eye-opening lesson in how one girl can take a stand for many, and in her stand, others join in to begin a movement to overthrow a system that existed for centuries. Read More »

School Feeding Vital to Ethiopia As Drought Revisits Region

The school feeding program is urgent because it nourishes hungry children and keeps them in school. Read More »

Save the Children Starts School Meals for Somali Refugees

Thousands of residents of Gebo and Bay are now in the Kobe and Hilaweyn refugee camps in Ethiopia depending on relief from aid agencies. Read More »

Food for Peace, CRS Working to Feed the Hungry in East Africa

The Food for Peace program saves lives. It represents the very best of America. Read More »

Thoughts On Norway and the Famine in Somalia

Humanitarian compassion is what defines Norway as a nation. Read More »

East Africa Famine: An Interview with Laura Sheahen and Sara A. Fajardo of Catholic Relief Services

CRS is one of the aid groups in a race to save lives in East Africa. Read More »

Canada Fighting Famine from World War II to East Africa

The "Great Commonwealth of the North" is once again called upon to save lives and master a famine. Read More »

Where is Hope and Famine Relief for East Africa?

The victims of drought and famine in East Africa need help. They need food. They need hope. Read More »

Feed a Silent Guest, Save a Starving Child in the Horn of Africa

If everyone would take at least one silent guest into their home, millions of lives could be saved in the Horn of Africa. Read More »

Starvation in the Horn of Africa: We Can Stop This Tragedy

If everyone took in a Silent guest at your next meal lives in the Horn of Africa could be saved Read More »