Drought emergency issued in Argentina. - 25 Aug 2008  
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 On Friday, Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner declared a state of emergency for five provinces in response to months-long dry conditions that are the worst in 50 years. Sowing of wheat and sunflower has been delayed, and over 700,000 cattle and sheep have perished due to lack of water. The government has contributed over US$8 million in aid to those provinces to help compensate for their losses.

Thank you, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner and the government of Argentina for providing this much needed assistance. We pray that the resilient Argentines will overcome these trying times through planet-sustaining lifestyles.