United Nations allocates $6 million to combat food crisis in Niger

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A child with camels, donkeys and goats at the watering place near the village of Makanga, Southern Niger

Niger is set to get some badly-needed relief to address food insecurity in the West African country.

A fund managed by the UN Relief Agency, OCHA, has just allocated $6 million to three UN agencies, including the World Food Programme (WFP).

More than half of Niger is currently affected by the food crisis.

The Central Emergency Response Fund or CERF will be used to buy nutritional supplements for children under-five, who suffer from severe acute malnutrition.

UNICEF's Representative in Niger Guido Cornale spoke to Aditya Mehta about the situation in the country.

Duration: 2’35″

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