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Food shortage in Zimbabwe: 'We have a crisis here'

JOHANNESBURG — Villagers competing with animals for wild fruits. Neighbors concealing bags of maize from each other. Students dropping out of school to help find food for their families. These are just some of the reports from Zimbabwe that reveal an increasingly severe food shortage, one that the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) has warned could leave 2.2 million people — a quarter of the country’s rural population — in need of food assistance.

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