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Africa / Drought #81992

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 07, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

(Rome, Italy) Severity of Africa's drought and impact on continent's inhabitants examined; films shown. UN's assessment of drought's scope outlined; Ethiopia and South Africa situations cited as exs. [Save the Children Fund spokesperson Hugh MACKAY - fears current drought is forerunner to mega-famines in Africa.] Continent's agriculture failures described; Agriculture Secretary John Block mentioned chairing UN's food conference this year Extent of US food aid to Africa cited. [UN World Food Council spokesperson Maurice WILLIAMS - believes African farmers can be productive; cites Asia as example] Time factor in saving current famine victims noted.
REPORTER: Bill Blakemore

Reporter(s):
Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter
Duration:
00:03:10

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