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Warnings of growing humanitarian crisis in Africa

Date Published: 
05/02/2012
Summary: 

As famine spreads across Africa's Sahel region, aid agencies are warning they are now facing a multi-million-dollar shortfall in dealing with the crisis. (..) A lethal mix of sporadic rains, soaring food prices, regional conflict and chronic deepening poverty has left more than 13 million people short of food in the drought-ridden region. (..) The World Food Program has plans in place to assist more than 9 million people in the eastern part of Chad this year - that is quadruple the amount being fed right now.