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Friday, August 17, 2007

Vietnamese fear food shortages in aftermath of flooding

Flooding in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces has left around one million people facing food shortages, according to Vietnamese government officials. Radio Australia reports that more than 70 people have died; the death toll is expected to climb as the missing are recovered.

Although 3,000 tons of rice have already been sent to the provinces, more food is needed and officials have appealed for international help for additional supplies such as disinfectants, mosquito nets, and clothing.

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