"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."
Ethopia was Hepburn's first field assignment. It is amongst 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 and food distribution sites.