Six West African countries already faced with drought, are threatened with famine next year. This?
CU President Lamizana speaking to newsmen at Upper Volta Embassy
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Background: Six West African countries already faced with drought, are threatened with famine next year. This was the dire prediction of President Sangaule Lamizana of Upper Volta, speaking in Paris on Thursday (25th October). The countries concerned are Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, and Upper Volta. They've commissioned President Lamizana to appeal to the United Nations and the wealthier Western countries for aid.
"I have been given assurances that the rich countries will assist us", President Lamizana told a press conference at the Upper Volte Embassy. The Presidents ??? at the co-operating notions would have to act quickly. He described the situation in the six countries as "disastrous". Food and ??? would be needed before the rainy season, between December and March, to enable authorities to organise distribution.
Turning to the Middle East, the Upper Volta President said he hoped the major power would be able to solve the current hostilities. President Lamzana said he wanted to see lasting peace in the Middle East follow the ceasefire.
SYNOPSIS: Six West African countries, already faced by drought, are threatened with famine next year. This was the dire prediction of President Sangoule Lamizana of Upper Volts, speaking in Paris on Thursday.
The counties concerned, including Senegal, Mauritania and Mali have commissioned President Lamizana to appeal to the United Nations and the wealthier Western nations for help.
President Lamizana said the rich countries had agreed to aid the African nations, but would have to act quickly to avert catastrophe. The situation in the six countries was already disastrous.
President Lamizana was speaking at a press conference at the Upper Volta Embassy in Paris. Turning to the Middle East, he said he hoped the major powers would be able to find a solution to the situation.
The President of the Upper Volta said the war had broken out despite the search for peace that had gone on for six years. He hoped that peace would remain in the Middle East after the ceasefire.
President Lamizana was speaking before his departure from Paris for Bonn, where the was expected to ask for aid for the African countries from the West German Government.