Niger’s Prime Minister Warns of Food Shortages If Rains Fail

Published on 13 September 2011

Nigerien Prime Minister Brigi Rafini warned the West African country may face food and livestock shortages in the 2011-12 agricultural season unless rains arrive. (..) A drought from 2009 to 2010 left one in five of the nation’s children under five years of age malnourished, according to the World Food Programme.

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