food distribution center


Press conference in Ethiopia in April 1988 - part 1

It had been less than a week since Audrey had enlisted with UNICEF when she and Wolders took off for Ethiopia, her first field-trip assignment. Ethiopia was among the poorest countries in the world. The trip was designed to bring attention to the dire conditions. She went to places with no sanitation, no heating, and no water. She visited hospitals, food distribution centers, and dam construction sites. “I’m glad I’ve got a name, because I’m using it for what it’s worth. It’s like a bonus that my career has given me,”Audrey said later. “My first big mission for UNICEF in Ethiopia was just to attract attention, before it was too late, to conditions which threatened the whole country. My role was to inform the world, to make sure that the people of Ethiopia were not forgotten.”