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African famine

African famine

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Published by Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agricultural assistance, American -- Africa,
  • Economic assistance, American -- Africa,
  • Africa -- Famines

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCharles E. Hanrahan, Theodore S. Dagne
    SeriesCRS issue brief -- IB91082, Issue brief (Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service) -- IB91082, Major studies and issue briefs of the Congressional Research Service -- 1991, reel 14, fr. 0728
    ContributionsDagne, Theodore S, Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination13 p.
    Number of Pages13
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15459336M


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