UN agencies sound alarm in Niger

Published on 27 April 2010

U.N. humanitarian agencies sounded the alarm on Tuesday about a growing food crisis in the West African state of Niger, one of the world's poorest countries.(..)The WFP is doubling the number of people who receive its food aid under its relief programme to 2.3 million. It said it normally needs 3-4 months to deliver food to Niger, and immediate contributions would enable it to procure food in the region, such as in Nigeria.

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