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04 Oct 2002 description

Millions of people in southern Africa require urgent humanitarian assistance, but the crisis doesn't end there. The lack of food in the south has also affected central African countries like the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Three southern provinces of DRC--Katanga, East and West Kasai--have relied on southern African countries for 80 percent of their basic foodstuffs. Food shortages already exist in the DRC; people are liable to start dying from hunger within three months.

20 Aug 2002 description

The United States is sending an additional 190,000 tons of food aid to southern Africa to help prevent the region's drought from developing into a famine, said Andrew Natsios, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

26 Apr 2002 description
report Tearfund

Tearfund is stepping up its aid effort to the devastated countries of southern Africa, which are being hit by a famine, as harvests fail due to lack of rain. It is expected to be the worst famine to hit the region in the last 50 years.