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UN agencies call for emergency food aid for Laos

Date Published: 
03/22/2011
Summary: 

Two UN aid agencies are calling for emergency food assistance for more than 111,000 people in Laos facing a shortage of their staple crop, rice. The Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Food Programme said Tuesday that residents of central and southern Laos require immediate support from outside to tide them over until the main wet season rice harvest in October 2011.