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18M People In Southern Africa Expected To Need Food Aid By March Because Of El Niño’s Effects, WFP Warns

NPR: The Race To Stop A Looming Food Disaster In Southern Africa
“…[A] looming food crisis [is] expected to afflict at least seven countries across Southern Africa in the coming months. It’s projected that by next March as many as 18 million people will need food assistance. In Malawi alone, an estimated 40 percent of the population will need help. The cause of all this impending misery is a drought brought on by El Niño…” (Aizenman, 7/22).

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