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Afghanistan, U.N. Appeal for Drought Aid

The Afghan government and the United Nations appealed Sunday for $43 million in aid to respond to a severe drought and help tens of thousands of families displaced by fighting in the country’s south. A similar appeal for $76.4 million in June resulted in donations of just over half that amount, a U.N. statement said. “It is estimated that due to the drought conditions, 1.9 million people will need food assistance, 200,000 more than estimated in July,” the U.N. said. Full Story

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