No Rain in Niger
A looming famine in Niger is threatening up to half the country's population. SOS Children's Villages launches an emergency relief programme.
SOS Children's Villages support 10,000 of the most vulnerable children and their families. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world and disposes of very few natural resources. Most of the 13 million inhabitants live in rural areas and depend heavily on agriculture and animal husbandry, even though two thirds of the country are arid zones that get only very little rain.
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