Hadas, Tessfaye, and Solomon were among the millions who fell victim to the 1983-85 famine in Ethiopia. droughts and a raging civil war, they fled to relief camps in El Fau, Sudan, as part of a group of thousands from Tigray. The journey was perilous. They had to overcome a long distance, unforgiving terrain and fighter jets of the federal government of the time.
In this video, they recount their first-hand experience of the conflict. They also talk about the process of rebuilding they witnessed and participated in upon their return, at the centre of which were relentless annual campaigns to regreen the region and conserve soil and water in its landscapes.
Produced by: TheWaterChannel
Language: Tigrinia and English