Hunger forces mass exodus in Niger

Published on 27 April 2010

An increasingly desperate search for food is driving a mass exodus from parched agricultural land in western Africa's Sahel region where the UN says up to 10 million people face hunger.(..)"We need to move quickly to provide a buffer for the people and government of Niger against the shock of a serious food crisis," said Thomas Yanga, WFP Regional Director for West Africa.

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