Friday, August 12, 2005

Niger Famine: Next Two Months Critical

[The Christian Post] August 12, 2005--The famine in Niger is growing worse each day with an estimated 2.5 to 3.6 million people, 800,000 of whom are children, in need of critical food-aid. In the Maradi and Zinder regions of southern Niger where situations are worst, malnutrition is claiming the lives of children under five years of age at an alarming rate. According to staff members from World Vision, up to 10 percent of children there could die from the hunger.

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