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Niger facing catastrophic hunger crisis

Millions of people across central and western Africa are going hungry.

The worst affected is Niger, a country larger than the US states of California and Texas put together, but with a population of just 15 million.

The United Nations has called for international help and whilst that call has been answered to some extent - it has not been enough.

Zeinab Badawi has been to a remote part of Niger in the region of Zinder to assess the impact of the crisis there.

  • 15 Sep 2010
  • From the section Africa