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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hunger in 5 Republics

n ROME -- The United Nations food aid organization said Wednesday that five former Soviet republics were in critical need of humanitarian aid and appealed to the international community to avert a tragedy. The World Food Program said it needed $75 million to cover shortfalls of food for next year to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. "War, civil strife and deteriorating economic conditions in five republics of the former Soviet Union have left 2.3 million people most at risk and in need of critical humanitarian as