According to the latest announcement by the European Union, a “strong risk” of famine may be what the world needs to turn its attention to West Africa, where extreme hunger continues to plague the nation. In January, the EU announced that progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of halving world hunger and reducing infant mortality rates by 2015 now stands jeopardized as West Africa lies on the brink of facing another famine this year.

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