EUROPEAN BRIEF

Created: 1/31/1985

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ETHIOPIA: PUSHING RESETTLEMENT PROGRAM

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EASANTS HAVE SEEN RELOCATED FROM THE DROUGHT -STRICKEN AREAS OF NORTHERN ETHIOPIA. OUTILLION THAT THE GOVERNMENT HOPES TO MOVE BY THE ENO OF THLS TEAR.|

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RECENT GOVERNMENT-SPO SORED TOUB OF SEVERAL CAMPS IN SOUTHERN ETHIOPIA, HOWEVER,HORTAGE OF FARMING IMPLEMENTS. POOR MORALE. AND INADEQUATE HOUSING. AI LEAST SEVERAL HUNDRED SETTLERSAVE FLED THE CAMPS ANO ENTERED SUDAN.

ADOIS ABABA HAS STATIONED MILITARV EVENT ADDITIONAL PEASANTS FROM

LEAVING.//

//THE REGIME RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THAT IT SOON VILL BEADRE OF MOREARTY MEMBERS TO ORGANIZE THE RESETTLEMENT

;RTEOESETTLEMENT SITE.

CAMPS,SIGNALS THE GOVERNMENT'S

INTENTly.w iJANS TO COLLECTIVIZE THE SETTLERS.

US FOOD AID ALREADY HAS BE

//EFFORTS TO COLLECTIVIZE THE CONSERVATIVE NORTHERN PEASANTS ARE SURE TO CAUSE UNREST IN THE RESETTLEMENT SITES AND LEAD TO INCREASED DEFECTIONS. EVEN WITH SOVIET ASSISTANCE. THE REGIME WILL BE UNABLE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE SUPPORT FOR THE NUMBER OF SETTLERS IT PLANS TO

//ADDIS ABABA PROBABLY CALCULATES THAT THE WEST WILL PROVIDE ASSISTANCE TO THE SETTLERS ONCE THEY HAVE BEEN MOVED RATHER THAN STAND ASIDE AS THOUSANDS DIE. TNE CATHOLIC CHURCH ALREADY HAS DECIDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE,EW WESTERN GOVERMENTS, PARTICULARLY AUSTRALIA. ARE LEANING TOWARD

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