Alarm grows over drought-stricken Niger

Published on 21 July 2010

The United Nations sounded the alarm over drought-stricken Niger on Tuesday as the World Food Programme (WFP) doubled aid operations and the U.N. appeal for the west African country was raised to $371 million. (..) OCHA, the U.N. agency which is coordinating the aid effort, announced it was raising the target of the global appeal to $371 million. Less than a week ago it upgraded the original appeal size to $253 million from $191 million, citing a growing risk of disease and death.

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