NIGER: Aid reponds to crisis in south

Published on 19 May 2011

Aid is finally reaching tens of thousands of families in southern Niger who have survived mainly on wild leaves and fruit for the past six months. (..) WFP, which began dispensing aid earlier in the region, is distributing nearly 500 tons of food to about 35,000 people identified as vulnerable in Magaria; 2,500 beneficiaries are being given $2 a day by a another cash-for-work programme till the end of May, said WFP spokesman Vigno Hounkanli.

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