Crisis in Sudan pushes millions off the
land. Elsewhere, drought and AIDS undercut agricultural production
Rome, 6 July 2004 -- Twenty-three
countries in sub-Saharan Africa are facing food emergencies for the summer
season, according to FAO's latest Africa Report, issued today.
Despite an overall decline in the region's
food aid requirements, poor rains, internal conflicts, HIV/AIDS and a locust
invasion have exposed millions of people to serious food insecurity and
the need for emergency food assistance, the UN agency warned.
Sub-Saharan Africa's food aid requirement