More than six million need immediate food aid in Niger: UN

Published on 13 March 2012

More than six million people in Niger need immediate help as the country faces a persistent food crisis due to drought and a number of other factors, the UN and humanitarian group Oxfam said Monday. (..) The government in Niamey said last month that the country will face a cereal shortage this year of 692,000 tonnes, or 14 per cent of the needs of its population of 15 million.

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