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Caritas warns of worsening famine in Sahel

Catholic World News - July 11, 2012

The Church’s confederation of relief and development agencies is warning that the food crisis in the Sahel region of western Africa now affects more than 18 million people.

“A bad harvest last year and high food prices have caused a widespread food crisis across Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Chad, Senegal, parts of Nigeria and Gambia,” Caritas notes. “Now is the critical moment with food stores all but gone.”

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