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Pirate attacks could ramp up hunger in Africa, warns UN agency
UN News Centre
16 April 2009
Several ships carrying United Nations emergency relief supplies bound for Somalia have become the latest victims of piracy off the Horn of Africa, prompting the World Food Programme (WFP) to express concern that millions of people in the strife-torn region could go hungry.