World food and population issues emergency assistance to Africa : joint hearings before the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Select Committee on Hunger, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session, August 2 and September 13, 1984. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs

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  • Food relief, American -- Africa.,
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ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Hunger.
LC ClassificationsKF27 .F6 1984l
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Paginationiii, 160 p. ;
Number of Pages160
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Open LibraryOL2663693M
LC Control Number85601092

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