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8 December 2011

Hunger Season Looms For Drought-Prone Niger

Poor harvests in the impoverished West African country of Niger are again threatening families with prospect of a long hunger season. In many villages, only the women and children remain as men leave for neighboring Benin and Cote d'Ivoire in search of work. But there is still hope for this drought-prone country where projects already underway are turning arid desert into productive farmland.