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Nearly a Million People Face Food Crisis in Niger


World  (tags: world, politics, Refugees&Relief, scarcity, food aid, food, unitednations, news, humanrights )

Cal
- 591 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Around 800,000 people in Niger face food insecurity in coming months, according to the UN's Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).



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Past Member (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 4:49 pm
We face it here too. No longer are "other nations" outside of the USA the only ones who may go hungry. We have gotten to the point of having to subsidize our own groceries with what the local churches and food pantries can give. And they are often empty.
 

LMj Sunshine (144)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:42 pm
Agree w/ Lynn, starvation and hunger has been going on right here at home and getting worse fast, sadly being hungry stinks where ever you live, thank you for info Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 6:29 pm
Agree with above but will say we get more help
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (283)
Monday May 13, 2013, 6:47 pm
I agree with you David L
 

Jason S. (57)
Monday May 13, 2013, 7:25 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Jennifer C. (169)
Monday May 13, 2013, 7:46 pm
Thanks.
 

Lynn D. (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 1:33 am
America has a lot of empty shelves also ----
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 2:45 am
I completely agree with all those people who say that food crisis is affecting many nations. The situation is getting worse an worse everywhere. Thanks for sharing Cal.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 3:37 am
Please pray for Mali.
"Food insecurity in Niger is exacerbated by some 60,000 refugees from Mali, where a government coup and conflict in the north pushed many people to flee the country into neighboring Niger. An international military intervention, led by France, has reduced the conflict in Mali though the situation remains precarious."
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:27 am
That's terrible! I hate it that those people are starving. They need help.
 

Frances Darcy (225)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 7:39 am
Very sad, and a problem that will be arround for a long time.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 11:11 am
Thank you.
 

linda newman (3384)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 11:36 am
this is just awful
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:55 pm
So sad been there during the last world war !
 

Sharon W. (4)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 9:03 am
Sadly, this is not news. And more sadly, the US rather declares bombings where just a few people were killed by criminal a crisis while ignoring worse things if they are abroad.
 

Lynn Squance (219)
Wednesday May 15, 2013, 6:11 pm
From "WHO, Food Security" here are the pillars of food security:
1 - Food availability: sufficient quantities of food available on a consistent basis.
2 - Food access: having sufficient resources to obtain appropriate foods for a nutritious diet.
3 - Food use: appropriate use based on knowledge of basic nutrition and care, as well as adequate water and sanitation.

Every country, including wealthy nations like Canada and the US, has a degree of food insecurity. In March 2013, a UN group working on food insecurity said that between 1.92 million and 4.3 million Canadians are food insecure. With a population of approximately 35 million people, that is a high amount of food insecurity if the top number is correct. And I understand that the situation in the US is worse. Growing income inequality is no doubt at the crux of the problem. But severe droughts, floods, weather in general have created shortages.

In the Salhel region of Africa, add in conflict and the problem explodes. There is more that can be done globally, but do we have the political will to do it?
 

linda newman (3384)
Thursday May 16, 2013, 7:52 pm
very sad news
 

Julia R. (294)
Tuesday November 26, 2013, 11:48 pm
Weather conditions exacerbated by global climate changes and conflict with neighboring countries is making a problem even worse. Food insecurity is increasingly becoming a problem every where and if we don't heed the signs and start changing our lifestyles, then we will see these problems become even worse! Thanks Cal.
 
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