World Food Programme warns of deeper hunger across Southern Africa

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Posted: Feb 09, 2018 8:59 AM

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Poor rains and crop infestations across Southern African are threatening deeper hunger across the region, with millions of people particularly children at risk, the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

"Given that the region has barely emerged from three years of very damaging El Nino-induced drought, this is a particularly cruel blow," Brian Bogart, WFP’s regional program advisor, said in a statement.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by James Macharia)