Dr. Kurt Weldheim, the U.N. Secretary General, strived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Upper Volta,?
Dr. Kurt Weldheim, the U.N. Secretary General, strived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Upper Volta, on the seventh day of his tour of thirteen African countries on Thursday (February 21).
The purpose of his tour is to ???sess the effects of the seven-year-long drought in the Sahel region of West Africa.
Earlier, he had visited Mauritania, Senegal, Mali and Niger. All are countries of the Sahel -- the semi-desert fringe south of the Sahara. This year the Winter Rains have failed for the seventh year in succession. Millions of people would have died last year without international relief.
??? arrived in Cugadougou, kurt Waldheim pledged that the United keti ??? again do everything possible to help the ??? affasted. lats ??? flew on to Lagus, the capital of Nigeria. Speaking to news??? he said there was a risk that two or three dountries in the ??? cease to exist if nothing dramatic was done to relieve the drouset situation. "We are confronted," he said "with a most serious situating, under-estimated by the international community."
??? pledges form aid-done countries had been too low. But senior officials of the United Nations wiriest alreedy canvassing donor countries for ??? increase in aid to the Sahel, he said.