El Niño causes food havoc in 37 countries


19 February 1998


El Niño causes food havoc in 37 countries


THE United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation said a near-record
number of countries face food supply emergencies this year mainly because of the
El Niño weather phenomenon.


Some 37 countries face emergencies up from 31 towards the end of last year.
Food supply problems stretch through Africa, Asia, Latin America and parts of
the Commonwealth of Independent States, Iraq and North Korea.


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