Analysis: Spectre of Afghan drought brings hunger, poppy fears

Published on 14 January 2010

Nearly half way through the Afghan winter, unusually warm and dry weather is raising fears of a drought that could cause food shortages, undermine efforts to slash poppy growing and worsen security problems.(..)Behind the banter are serious concerns for a country where around one-third of the people are already "food insecure" - forced to live with hunger and fear of starvation - according to the country head of the WFP, Stefano Porretti.

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