EU doubles Sahel aid in response to food crisis

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European Union commissioner sees at first hand the extent of food shortages and onset of emergency in Niger and other countries in the Sahel region

Mark Tran in Niamey, Wednesday 18 January 2012 06.52 EST

The EU is doubling its humanitarian aid to the Sahel to nearly €95m in response to the slow onset emergency in the region, where an estimated 300,000 children are affected by malnutrition annually.

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