Rich must feed the poor says minister

The international development secretary has called on well-off nations to fund famine relief in Sahel, after announcing £5 million of British aid for 68,000 hungry children in Chad, Mali and Niger.

Andrew Mitchell said 6.8 million people risked starvation in Sahel because there has been little rain, crops have failed, there is insufficient grazing land for animals and food prices at local markets are too high.

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