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UN: Number of Hungry Children in Africa's Sahel Hits 10-year High

The number of hungry children in West Africa's Sahel region reached a 10-year high in 2018 because of poor rains, conflict and high food prices, the United Nations said Friday.  More than 1.3 million children under age 5 suffered from severe malnutrition this year in the six worst-hit countries in the semi-arid belt below the Sahara — a 50 percent increase from 2017, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said.  "When children suffer...

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