Factbox: Famine in Africa

Published on 19 July 2011

Based on the UN's five-step scale the last official famine in Africa occured in Ethiopia in the mid-1980s but other huminatarian catastrophes have followed. (..) Lesotho 2002 : (..) The World Food Programme estimated that around 500,000 people needed food aid, many of them for up to a year but an humanitarian disaster was averted.

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