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Unprecedented Humanitarian Crisis Evolving in Africa

Aid agency says increased funding essential to provide drought victims with food, water as impacts linked to El Nino and climate change start to bite.

A major crisis is brewing in Africa and Latin America, with severe food shortages linked to an ongoing drought likely to hit in early 2016, according to the Oxfam aid agency.

It says the world’s top humanitarian and food agencies will face an “unprecedented level of strain” next year if erratic rains continue to blight already parched landscapes.

Tens of millions of people will face hunger, disease, water shortages and dangerous journeys to find new and safer lands if early action is not taken to avert disaster.

Stephen Morrison

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