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With all the other weather events dominating the news i thought i would at least mention Niger. Niger is experiencing a very extreme drought and hunger crisis.
"Niger is now facing the worst hunger crisis in its history, the UN's World Food Programme says, with almost half the population - or 7.3 million people - in desperate need of food.
A WFP spokesman said villagers in Niger described the situation as worse than 2005, when thousands died of hunger."
BBC News - Niger hunger 'worse than 2005'
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