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West Africa's "slow-motion" famine

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Aid agencies have launched an urgent appeal for $10 million in aid to head off a famine in west Africa.

Several countries are at risk, particularly Niger and Chad, where harvests have fallen by roughly 30 per cent this year because of a crippling drought. Food prices have increased by nearly one-third.

Charlie Angela reports from Niger.

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