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UN: 27 Million in Southern Africa Face Food Shortages

The United Nations estimates more than 27 million people in southern Africa may not have enough to eat over the next six months because of poor harvests.  The situation could get worse as El Nino weather patterns affect rainfall and crop production. Two U.N. agencies – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP) – say drought and flooding over the last growing season are to blame for the current food shortages in southern Africa. The threat is most...

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