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11 million people are food insecure – Support for food and livestock production urgently needed – FAO appeal

04/09/2013 - 

About 11 million people in the Sahel are still severely food insecure, FAO warned today. Poor families have used up their food stocks and are facing high food prices awaiting the next harvest.

Of particular concern is the food security situation in northern Mali, northern Nigeria and neighbouring countries, where prices for coarse grains such as sorghum, millet and maize continue to increase. 

FAO is appealing to the international community to increase funding for aid to the most vulnerable farmers and herders in the region south of the Sahara.

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