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  World 'ignores' Niger food crisis  The UN top aid official has accused the international community of neglecting the crisis Aid funds finally flow  The donations of food and funding to help the 2.5 million people facing a food crisis are finally beginning to arrive Hungry await aid, harvest  The huts where villagers store grain for the lean season are empty. The international aid is starting to trickle U.N. will begin food airlifts to Niger  The United Nations will begin airlifting 44 tons of emergency food rations where 80,000 people are starving Aid reaches relief centres  Aid has begun reaching feeding centres for the 2.5 million people estimated to be facing famine U.N.: 2.5 million in Niger to get food aid  The United Nations has more than doubled the number of Niger people it plans to feed Lucky few get food
Children starving to death

July 2005 ... more > Top ^
  3.6m people in Niger face severe food shortages caused by a drought and a plague of locusts

August 2005 ... more > Top ^
  Emergency operations reached their first beneficiaries, but there was only enough for some of the hundreds
  Tanja has accepted there were food shortages but dismissed reports that his country is experiencing a famine
Aug.12   President 'ignorant' of hunger  Mamadou Tanja said the people of Niger were 'well-fed' in the midst of a food crisis Aug.22     UN chief to see Niger food crisis  The Secretary General Kofi Annan is due to meet President Tandja Aug.24     UN chief promises aid
  Secretary General after meeting President Tandja has promised all the aid to cope with the food crisis

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Sep.12   Food aid is 'misdirected'
  Aid agencies estimate that large numbers of children have died as a result of the crisis
Sep.15   UN Niger aid plan 'risks lives'
  NGO Medecins Sans Frontieres: plans to end food aid distributions in Niger in a few weeks could be a disaster

November 2005 ... more > Top ^
Nov.23   U.N. warns of food hardships
  The food agency warned that funding shortfalls could hamper efforts to feed the nation's hungry people

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