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Late famine response 'cost lives'

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Save the Children and Oxfam are issuing a joint report saying that, if the world is to learn a lesson from so-called failings in the response to the Horn of Africa emergency, it has to act fast to avert a dangerous food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa.

World Affairs correspondent Mike Wooldridge reports from Niger. And chief executive of Save the Children, Justin Forsyth outlines their fears.


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