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July-21-00

Worst Drought in 30 Years Ravages Afghanistan

Between three and four million people in Afghanistan may starve as a result of severe drought, according to the United Nations World Food Program. The drought comes at a time when people in Afghanistan are suffering from civil war, a devastated economy, and the oppressive aggression of the Taliban regime. Earlier this week the World Food Program appealed to donors for $55.4 million to help feed starving Afghans. Rain is not expected until next May or June for Afghanistan.

Media Resources: Associated Press - 19 July 2000


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