Emergency cash transfers help drought affected families in Niger

© Anne Isabelle Leclercq/IRIN

Men drawing water from a deep well in the region of Zinder, southern Niger.

A food crisis is looming over the entire Sahel region in Africa, putting vulnerable families at risk.

Governments in the region have declared a state of emergency. In Niger alone, six million people are affected.

UNICEF and its partners are helping drought affected families purchase food with monthly cash allowances.

Jocelyne Sambira has the story.

Duration: 2’49″

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