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Preventing and mitigating food crises in Sub-Saharan Africa: Proposals for action to the G8

WFP White Paper to the G8 Summit at Evian-les-Bains, France

Recurring food crises in Sub-Saharan Africa are among the formidable challenges facing the world community today. Extreme weather conditions, conflict, failed economic policies, and the devastating impact of HIV/AIDs have combined to create massive needs requiring urgent action. The drama surrounding recent short-term crises obscures the more ‘silent’ disasters such as chronic child malnutrition and lack of education that undermine the potential of Africa’s most precious resource -- its children.