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AFRICA

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AFRICAN NEWS

Niger launches food aid program

Niger's government has announced that it will be- ing a food distribution ef- fort that will give over 21,000 tons of food to over 1.5 million in need. Niger is one of the poorest nations in africa, making food crises a topic deeply embroiled in political con- troversy. an estimated sixty percent of the population faces severe shortages.

at the south of the Sa- hara desert, Niger has suf- fered on-and-off seasons of drought for centuries with very little reprieve, and for many of its starv- ing citizens, with very little hope. More than 10 million people have been affected by the sparse rains, leading

to a near total collapse of livestock and agricultural efforts.

The United Nations World Food Program has also vowed to beef up its assistance to Niger, dou- bling its estimate of fami- lies in need. children are considered the highest risk group; the U.N. chil- dren's agency has estimated that over 200,000 children are so severely malnour- ished that hospitalization is necessary.

although 25% of Ni- ger's population is affected by malnutrition, officials have vocalized concern that the feeding centers have enough supplies to feed only half of that number.

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