Better Drought Surveillance Improves Aid Delivery in Niger

Published on 19 October 2011

Poor rains have brought crop failure to parts of Niger, but aid agencies say a closer watch and better reporting on conditions have led to improved distribution of relief supplies. (..) Denise Brown, the Niger country director for the U.N. World Food Program, says Niger's government and U.N. agencies are concerned about food security in areas west of the city of Agadez where there are poor harvests due to light rains and heavy infestations of pests. She says some families are still recovering from the last drought as they see another one coming.

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