Map of crop prospects and food supply situation


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Unfavourable prospects for current crops
Food supply shortfall in current marketing year requiring exceptional assistance
Unfavourable crop prospects and food supply shortfall

AFRICA: In eastern Africa, massive relief assistance is required for nearly 16 million people, half of them in Ethiopia, facing severe food shortages, mainly due to drought. Pastoralists in the sub-region have been the worst affected particularly in south-eastern Ethiopia. where starvation-related deaths are being increasingly reported. Cyclone "Hudah" has devastated north-east Madagascar, already severely affected by two successive cyclones in February and March. The cyclone hit Mozambique with less intensity, but the maize crop in the important growing provinces may have been affected.

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