Drought and Famine in West Africa, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on African Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, Ninety-Third Congress, First Session, June 15, 1973   [open pdf - 10MB]

This is the June 15, 1973 hearing titled "Drought and Famine in West Africa," held before the Senate Subcommittee on African Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of Hubert H. Humphrey: "Six nations in West Africa are suffering a catastrophic drought. We have with us the map of the area giving some indication of the size of the territory and the scope literally of the problem. We have superimposed on this map the map of the United States of America, with the exception of Hawaii and Alaska, and it is quite evident that the area that we are speaking of in Africa approximates the size of our own country, so the land area is immense. The situation in these six nations has been described by the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Waldheim as every bit as serious as the famine situation in Bangladesh last year." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Donald S. Brown and David D. Newsom.

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