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    Drought-affected nations in Africa were given fresh hope on Friday (19 September) when the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (F.A.O.) decided to allocate extra food aid to 26 countries suffering shortages.

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    GV EXTERIOR FAO Building, Rome
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    CU ZOOM OUT INTERIOR Director-General, Edouard Saouma, taking seat
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    SV PAN Delegates seated
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    SV ZOOM IN Chinese delegate
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    SV Delegates from Ireland and Switzerland
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    Background: Drought-affected nations in Africa were given fresh hope on Friday (19 September) when the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (F.A.O.) decided to allocate extra food aid to 26 countries suffering shortages. Nine countries, including the United States and Algeria, announced increase worth millions of dollars. This is in addition to food aid programmes already under way.

    SYNOPSIS: The meeting, at the Rome headquarters of the F.A.O., was convened by Lebanese Director-General, Edouard Saouma. He called upon the 144-member states to increase food aid to drought affected countries in west, southern and east Africa.

    Mr Saouma told the delegates Africa needed 550-thousand tonnes of extra food aid worth 125-million dollars during the next three months. Nine countries responded to the Director-General's call with new pledges of food aid. They included the United States, Algeria, France, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, West Germany, the Netherlands and Australia. In a message to the meeting American President Jimmy Carter called for a prompt and compassionate response by the world to the spread of drought.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEQA12EVCKFBFGOO0TDAZPV76H
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQA12EVCKFBFGOO0TDAZPV76H
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/09/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
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