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February 12, 1986

As many as 19 million Africans will need emergency food supplies and other aid this year despite largely successful international effort to combat drought and famine in 1985, a U.N. official said in Geneva. Maurice Strong, executive director of the U.N. Office for Emergency Operations in Africa, told a news conference that the worst hit populations are in Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Sudan and Botswana. The total estimated assistance needed for Africa in 1986 would cost donor countries about $800 million, compared with $2.9 billion last year. Strong said the United States contributed 35% to 40% of last year's aid.

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