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Monday, November 11, 2002

Over 14 million people in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho are feared to be at severe risk of starvation unless immediate action is taken.

The UN's World Food Programme, has been making ever more desperate calls to donors for many months. With Sub-Saharan and Southern Africa being highlighted as areas of particular concern.

The BBC have produced a useful country-by-country guide to the areas affected.