NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 25, 1974
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(Studio) Africa unable to buy United States grain for its people, nor does it have facilities to get to starving people if grain was given to Africa.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Mauritania, Africa) Nomadic tribes hurt worst by drought; explanation given. Most nomads have stopped wandering and camp near cities in Mauritania. Nomadic shift from desert to city is catastrophic problem for government United States has provided 40% of relief to Mauritania via grain shipments through UN. Some nomads didn't reach city but are stranded at abandoned desert French Foreign Legion post; nomadic life here discussed. 1 doctor serves all area surrounding camp. Victims of draught shown.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta