UN: Niger Food Crisis "A Disaster in the Making"

Published on 25 August 2010

Sounding the alarm on Niger 's ongoing food crisis, the head of the World Food Program (WFP) Josette Sheeran and UN humanitarian chief John Holmes have repeatedly raised the issue as an underfunded "disaster in the making," UN spokesman Martin Nesirky told reporters here on Tuesday. (..)"(The WFP) is concentrating on children under five and their families," said Luescher. "We are bringing food rations to 670,000 children and their families, comprising a total of 5 million people," she added.

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