Disaster response Niger

Niger food crisis

2005
Published on Jul 26, 2005 12:00 AM  -  Updated on Jul 10, 2019 07:55 AM
Hit by the drought, then by the locust invasion, Niger's harvests were insufficient in 2004. The granaries were empty and the next harvest was several months away. Famine threatened the lives of hundreds of thousands of children. Residents, local officials and NGOs called for urgent help - TSF set up an emergency communications centre in Dakoro.