Severe food shortages in western Chad lead to rising malnutrition in children

Published on 25 March 2010

Malnutrition rates are increasing in western Chad's Kanem Region as the region is gripped by severe food shortages due to a lack of rain. Some 2 million people are now in need of food aid in Chad, most of them in the western region. The World Food Programme and FAO have responded to the immediate needs and are planning to distribute additional aid.
 

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