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Regional Inter-Agency Standing Committee Appeals For $1.2B In Aid For 7 Drought-Hit Southern African Nations

Agence France-Presse: Aid agencies seek $1.2 billion to fight Southern Africa drought
“Humanitarian agencies said Thursday that they need $1.2 billion in critical aid for seven drought-stricken countries in Southern Africa, as the El Niño weather phenomenon continues to devastate crops across the region. An estimated 12.3 people million are at risk, Southern Africa’s Regional Inter-Agency Standing Committee said, as their food stocks are exhausted and their access to safe drinking water becomes limited…” (7/27).