Aid crisis as children face starvation

 

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The Independent Online

Aid groups say they are nearly $200m short of the money needed to fight a growing hunger crisis threatening more than a million children across western and central Africa.

Agencies first warned of a pending emergency in late 2011, and now say women in Chad are searching anthills for grains in order to survive. Others are using donkeys to carry their malnourished children to food centres.

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