"An estimated 3.3 million people in Niger are facing severe food shortages as a result of poor rains and harvests in 2009. They are among 4.6 million individuals across West Africa's Eastern Sahel region – one of the poorest regions in the world – facing imminent starvation. Action Against Hunger is one of DFID's humanitarian partners that is part of the efforts to ensure humanitarian aid reaches Niger as quickly as possible."
Acute malnourishment threatens Niger's children
August 4, 2010