Progress report on measures taken in African countries affected by drought (April 1974)
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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As forecast, the 1973/74 rains were inadequate throughout the Sahelian zone, resulting in further crop failures, accentuating famine and the loss of human life and animals and creating further breakdowns in the economic and social order. In some countries including Niger, Mali, Upper Volta, Mauritania and Chad, the magnitude of the problem has reached unprecedented dimensions; In addition, partial crop failures and localized disasters have been reported from Ethiopia, Sudan, Nigeria, Cameroon and Dahomey. Reports of rain shortages and crop failures have been confirmed south of the equator in Kenya and Tanzania.