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Malawian women suffering from the HIV virus lie in beds and on the floor because of lack of space at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, July 4, 2002. In Malawi, as in several other affected countries,widespread poverty and the increasing economic and social disruption caused by a devastating HIV/AIDS crisis are additional factors disrupting agriculture and causing a growing food shortage which threatens 3.2 million people in Malawi -- 500,000 of which are already affected by the crisis. The food crisis is part of a region-wide shortage affecting several countries in southern Africa, the result of a combination of harsh climatic conditions (droughts and flooding), poor management of food reserves and political and economic instability.
- Ami Vitale
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