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Nigeria, Southern Africa Facing Food Shortages, Need Aid, U.N. Agencies Warn

Bloomberg News: Nigeria’s Borno Faces World’s Worst Food Crisis, UNICEF Says
“The food crisis unfolding in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state is probably the worst in the world at the moment, with 4.5 million people in need of assistance out of which one million are in danger of extreme malnutrition, according to the U.N. children’s agency, UNICEF…” (Mbachu, 9/9).

Bloomberg News: Africa Drought Leaves 14 Million Needing Food Aid, WFP Says
“The effects of a drought ravaging Southern Africa is worsening and the number of people relying on food aid will double to 14.1 million by the end of the year, according to the United Nations World Food Programme. Currently some 7.5 million people in Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe require assistance to feed themselves, the WFP said in an e-mailed statement Friday…” (Crowley, 9/9).

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