The other crisis

Did you know there is a food shortage in Niger? Since the past months, a severe crisis is affecting this country situated in the sub-Saharan region of Africa. Moreover, the country had a coup d’état in February of this year. The army took power and created the Supreme Council for the Restoration of Democracy. Since then, the situation has been worst. No elections are planned yet and several regions were destroy last August after the government did not help people after important floods.

Because Niger in under a military government, the international community is giving less help. However, a journalist from Voice of America recently reported that UN will help the women to feed their Children.

According to an UNICEF official, women most affected by the shortage of food, will receive $40 per month for each children under two years old.

Since the beginning of the year, 60,000 kids in Niger died due to starvation.

Submitted by Jean-Virgile Tassé-Themens

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