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  • AU: Critical food shortage hits COVID and flood-affected Central Desert

    Source: https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-new...central-desert


    31 Jan 2022 - 9:56pm
    Critical food shortage hits COVID and flood-affected Central Desert
    There's calls for an emergency air drop into Alice Springs to boost dwindling supplies for Aboriginal communities and town camps caught between a COVID outbreak and devastating floods.
    By Michael Park
    Source: NITV News
    31 Jan 2022 - 9:48 PM UPDATED YESTERDAY 9:56 PM

    Foodbank is the charity people often turn to in times of need, but now it’s the national not-for-profit food provider that has pleaded for help.

    In September last year, Foodbank opened a warehouse and food hub in Alice Springs to provide long-term food security for the growing number of families unable to put food on the table.

    Since then Foodbank said it has supplied a quarter of a million meals.

    That was before the outbreak of COVID in the Centre and flooding in South Australia that tore up hundreds of kilometres of rail line and severed the Stuart Highway...
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