10 million people face hunger in West Africa, says Oxfam

*Launches £7m emergency appeal MORE than 10 million people across West Africa are facing severe hunger and malnutrition arising from drought, poor harvests and rising food prices, warns the international aid agency, Oxfam, which yesterday launched a £7 million emergency appeal to help more than 800,000 of the most vulnerable people. Worsening conditions in the Sahel region of West Africa – a semi-arid belt which stretches across the southern Sahara – have seen malnutrition rates soar as families ...
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Added June 21, 2010
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