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2 million Afghans face food shortages

Associated Press / November 19, 2011

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More than 2 million people are facing food shortages in northern Afghanistan after a drought and the situation could get even worse if winter snows cut off access to remote regions, a group of aid agencies warned yesterday. The nine agencies, including Oxfam, said in a joint statement that the Afghan government and the international community must ensure that people who require food assistance receive it quickly.

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