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01 Aug 2005 description

Food aid is beginning to flow into Niger, where some 2.9 million people face food shortages.
By Abraham McLaughlin and Christian Allen Purefoy

27 Jul 2005 description
report Trócaire

Trócaire launches an Africa-wide emergency appeal to raise €3 million to target the many countries on the African continent facing hunger and food insecurity.

A number of regions in Africa are experiencing food shortages with various levels of severity and complexity.

22 Jul 2005 description
report CARE

CARE International is working in Niger and across Africa to address food shortages, help people combat the impact of drought, and improve food production.

Nearly a dozen countries in Africa are facing severe food shortages this year. The UN estimates that more than 30 million people in East, West and Southern Africa will need food aid in coming months.

In Niger, CARE is delivering food and seeds to thousands of starving families, and has been preparing for this crisis since last year.

22 Jul 2005 description

Jan Egeland, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, in his opening statement to a press conference held today at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, said that as Emergency Relief Coordinator, he found one of his most difficult missions was to bring attention to the most neglected and forgotten emergencies. For each one that received funding and profiling, there were a dozen neglected emergencies, some of which turned, despite early warnings, into full-blown catastrophes, such as in Niger and the sahel in Africa.