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Food shortages as rain pounds Bougainville

Food shortages as rain pounds Bougainville

Updated 25 March 2013, 10:53 AEST

Food supplies are dwindling for more than five thousand villagers in Central Bougainville as a result of continuous heavy rain.

Food gardens in the coastal village of Rorovana have been washed away and although an appeal has gone out to the government for emergency assistance, the authorities are taking their time to act.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Franklin Lacui, Regional disaster coordinator

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