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In Senegal, 15 percent of rural homes go hungry: WFP

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More than 15 percent of rural Senegalese homes do not have enough food to get by and families are being forced to make meals smaller due to high rice prices, the World Food Programme said Thursday. A study presented in Dakar by the UN agency showed that "15.1 percent of rural households are food insecure" as a result of insufficient or poorly balanced meals.