10 million face famine in West Africa

A tribal chief walks past a cow's carcass in the Gadabeji Reserve, Niger, as water shortages threatens the nomadic herders of the Sahel region

The threat of famine is again stalking the Sahel, a band of semi-arid land stretching across Africa south of the Sahara. Its countries constitute a virtual list of the worst famines in recent decades: Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia. The UN World Food Programme is warning that some 10 million people face hunger over the next three months before the harvest in September – if it comes.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/10-million-face-famine-in-west-africa-1986875.html

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