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    Much-needed supplies are continuing to arrive at the West African port of Dakar. Stocks of?

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    GV PAN ship in Dakar harbour

    SV Grain being off-loaded from ship

    GTV Supplies on quayside (2 shots)

    SV Bags of grain from United States being loaded onto lorries (2 shots)

    SV Grain being moved out and loaded (2 shots)

    GV Other ships off-loading supplies

    GV Loose grain on conveyor belt being piled on quayside (2 shots)

    GV Lorries leaving with grain

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    Background: Much-needed supplies are continuing to arrive at the West African port of Dakar. Stocks of millet, rice, wheat and so ???hum, stored under huge tarpaulins to protect them from rain, await the trains and lorries that will take them to the outlying regions of Senegal and the neighbouring countries of Mali and Upper Volta.

    The main problem has been one of transport, but private individuals as well as the administrations of the countries have p???dged their help. They are supplying vehicles for the urgent problem of evacuation as part of the international effort to r???lieve the worst drought Africa has known.

    Thanks to local offers of help, the large quantities of US grain in Dakar should reach their descination sooner than supplies in some other African ports where problems of distance and transport ???a still to be resolved.

    SYNOPSIS: More ships bringing vital supplies are arriving in the West African port of Dakar for the drought-stricken areas of Senegal and nearby Mali and Upper-Volta.

    Stocks of millet, rice, wheat and sorghum are being piled onto the quayside to wait for the lorries and trains that will take them to the starving peoples of the drought areas.

    Despite private and government pledges of help, transport is still the main problem in the fight to relieve Africa's worst ever drought.

    The people in the worst areas, surviving now on cattlefood, have seen torrential rains in the last few weeks, but they still depend on trucks getting through in time. Upper Volta alone has asked for over one-point-one million tons of food in the coming year.

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