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Story number 1 for 27 Nov 2002

By November 27, 2002

(Africa) — We begin today’s newscast in Africa where there doesn’t appear to be any end to the food crisis that’s plaguing that region of the world. World Vision is doing what it can to help these people in Jesus’ name, but Hector Jalipa says the situation is bleak. “We are targeting about seven countries in southern Africa namely, Angola, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland. That’s a total of about 64 million people. And, the affected ones that would directly need food assistance would be about 16-million.” Jalipa says the lack of rain isn’t the only reason for the lack of food. “About 25-percent of the adult population of southern Africa are suffering from HIV/AIDS. If you just take about 25-percent of them already heavily affected by HIV/AIDS then the workforce – the number of people doubles the catastrophe.” Your financial assistance is urgently needed.

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