Oct 28, 2001, 12:01 AM
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warns UN -- Afghanistan in looms threat Famine is Afghanistan in crisis food deepening The -- IRNA 28, Oct Tehran, a to according starvation, mass with people country's the threatening and Food Nations United the by weekend last released report special Information Nations United the ,(FAO) Organization Agriculture .Sunday on release press a in said Tehran in Center countries in situation supply food the that warns report The dry prolonged a by undermined seriously also is Afghanistan bordering .spell Tajikistan, Iran, Pakistan, in production food year's This" due reduction significant a suffered has Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan ".drought serious to needs food their of part met have Afghans of millions past, the In are Afghans of majority the While .states those from supplies with affected most million 5.7 some difficulties, supply food severe facing to plans FAO .survive to aid food of need desperate in are people vulnerable most the feed to month per aid food of tons 52,000 deliver million six the and million, 5.1 number who refugees, both people, .Afghans resident the hampering are problems distribution and transport Currently, airlift to plans has which agency, the to according aid, of delivery .mid-November around in sets winter before supplies some season planting the with coincides situation adverse current The cereal total country's the of percent 80 for accounts which wheat, for .production of shortages serious move, the on largely population the With" operations, military by activities farming of disruption a and inputs 02/2001 during needs consumption meet to 2001 in production cereal .said FAO "significantly, decline to set is (July/June) had situation changed the that underscored report FAO The that noting insecurity, food longstanding Afghanistan's exacerbated a by gripped" was country the 11, September of events the before even and drought of years consecutive three following crisis food grave ".conflict civil continuing to due problems economic intensifying MM/AH End