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20 Percent of East Timorese Urgently Need Food Aid

At least 20 percent of East Timor’s people need food aid and are severely malnourished while 40 percent of the population is chronically malnourished. Aid organizations say donors must respond soon to avoid a crisis in the nation. VOA’s Nancy-Amelia Collins in the capital Dili has this report. East Timor is suffering from food shortages caused by floods and plagues of locusts that cut the harvest of the country’s most important crop, corn, by 30 percent this year. Full Story

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