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WFP warns 150,000 people 'almost starving' in Mauritania

Date Published: 
03/25/2010
Summary: 

About 150,000 people are suffering from severe hunger in Mauritania, and the number could rise in as the country faces critical food shortages in the coming months, a top aid official has warned. (..) WFP estimates the number of hungry people could rise to 250,000, with food shortages expanding from the south of the country to the north.