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Senator calls for more food assistance to Africa

The State Department is preparing to ask Congress for an extra $100 million in emergency food aid for African nations, where drought and famine threaten hundreds of thousands of people, says Sen. John Danforth (R) of Missouri.

Senator Danforth, just back from an eight-nation tour in Africa, said Thursday 300,000 people in Mozambique face the threat of immediate starvation, and hundreds of thousands in the Sahel region will face the danger of starvation in three to six months.

President Reagan has asked the US Agency for International Development to consider additional food assistance for the drought-stricken countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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