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Nepalese food shortages

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The government of Nepal and the UN have warned that hundreds of thousands of people in the country are facing severe food shortages.

A new report says that efforts to get food to the most vulnerable people are being hampered by fuel shortages, strikes, and bad weather.

Charles Haviland reports from western Nepal.

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