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Ticket to Tigray  |  ABC

Introduced by Mark Colvin. They were the only foreigners that were actually living in the field at the time of the worst fighting and the worst famine that Tigray had seen. They had no knowledge or understanding of the impact that their work had made in Tigray. That there was in fact a legacy that they were just blind to." - Maria Strintzos - Relief Society of Tigray "I think it is just unfortunate that the work I did in Tigray, I didn't know the outcome of that for the last 17 years because it would have made an enormous difference to how I lived those 17 years... and it would have made a difference to some of the problems that I've faced in that time." - Shane Dolan After returning safely from three years of Community Aid Abroad relief missions to the Ethiopian province, Shane Dolan believed he had left the horrors of famine and war behind. But at home he began experiencing a kind of shellshock which was eventually identified as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder resulting from his work in Tigray. When the opportunity to return arose nearly 20 years later, Shane was apprehensive. For years he believed the legacy of his work ended along with the war and his efforts had achieved little. His wife worried the journey would be the catalyst for another crippling mental health episode and she may never see him again. What took place upon Shane's arrival in Tigray turned out to be the tonic he so desperately needed. Greeted by locals as a returning hero, Shane's story had come full circle and his efforts all those years before had far greater consequences than he ever allowed himself to contemplate. Producer: Ben Cheshire Executive Producer: Deborah Fleming

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