Monday, August 30, 2010

Floods in Niger displace 200,000

Voice of America: The United Nations is appealing for help for Niger, where it says floods have displaced nearly 200,000 people in recent weeks. The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs says shelter materials and blankets are urgently needed.

Food and mosquito netting are also in short supply. The floods are compounding the misery in Niger, which was already experiencing a severe drought and food shortages before the rains hit….

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