Severe drought causes hunger for 10 million in west Africa

NigerEastern Sahel crisis is worst in Niger where 7.1 million are hungry as livestock and crops are lost and food prices surge:

“The WFP, which plans to assist 3.6 million people in the coming months, has described the humanitarian situation in the four affected countries as “critical”, and says the hunger season is expected to last at least until the next harvest in September.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jun/03/drought-hunger-west-africa

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