Famine In Niger, Africa.

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    Two members of the Africa Muslim Agency attempt to brace the front gate as thousands of mothers carrying their malnourished children try to push into the therapeutic feeding center in Maradi, Niger. A stampede began after the Nigerien police drove their truck through the crowd killing a mother and child according to witnesses. At the beginning of the week, the center gave away 22 tons of free millet and caused a massive crowd around three sides during the following distribution day. The therapeutic feeding center distributes food and accommodates about 200 people with medical, food, and housing for about a week. A combination of severe drought and a locust plague has caused a food shortage, which has affected at least 2 million people in Niger and about 5 million in the region. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world.

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    1. littlesurvivors 58 months ago | reply

      This photo is of the 2005 food crisis, however it could be argued that the food crisis is ongoing considering social indicators. Around 44 percent of children are suffering from chronic malnurishment and 1 in 5 don't make it to the age of five. This is unbelievable and it is a great shame that the rest of the world ignores all this suffering. Another severe food crisis is now looming in the country due to drought and agencies like the World Food Programme are struggling to meet the needs. Not meeting the need could however be devastating and lead to a massive famine.

    2. whenirisheyesaresmiling 46 months ago | reply

      we dont ignore these people ,we and other countrys send aide etc.the rich fuckers steal the money that is sent to help these people,so no sob story .so nobody is turning their back on them ,its the corruption that has to stop ,you look at their leaders they arre not starving ,they are living th ehigh life ,so the help is sent there they want to control their people .do you hear the leader calling for help NO because they dont give a shit

    3. MO.be 46 months ago | reply

      We used this picture to illustrate an analysis about political will to solve world problems (in Dutch)

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