Niger: Crisis, what crisis?

Published on 06 April 2011

The evening meal will be stewed leaves tasting somewhat like spinach, which the women pick every morning, yet crops were standing tall before the leafhoppers few into Zinder in Niger and devoured anything green. The official response to a region on the edge of survival has been slow, but then the women went to see the Prefect.(..)He said Care International, the aid NGO, would begin a cash-for-work programme in a few villages in April, and WFP intended to start blanket feeding in the area but only in May, when the traditional lean season began.

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