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Signs of Niger's Worsening Food Crisis

Society & Culture  (tags: world, food crisis, Niger, water, politics, society, world, rights, children )

- 3257 days ago -
A worsening food crisis prompted the government to acknowledge a problem in March and launch an emergency appeal for help.


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Cheree M (46)
Monday June 21, 2010, 12:26 am
Sadly Noted. Keeping them ALL in my Thoughts & Prayers.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Monday June 21, 2010, 4:20 am
Thanks Cal

Michael Masley (4)
Monday June 21, 2010, 10:10 am
The coming signs of poverty and unrest will be happening much more in these times...

Eric Pinto (91)
Monday June 21, 2010, 11:32 am

mandy c (0)
Monday June 21, 2010, 1:11 pm
why is any country in this condition. There is so much money in the world and yet some people are dying of simple malnutrition and clean water.

kaisuorvokki m (26)
Monday June 21, 2010, 1:32 pm
Sadly noted. I hope something could be done.

Tom W (24)
Monday June 21, 2010, 3:42 pm
Oxfam states nearly half the population needs food - Houston has a full half of it's population needing food.
Lets attend to our own people needs first.
P.S. Oxfam was once indited for fraud for using 80% of all funds for it's administration.
Guess who owns those big dollar cars????

Marta A (55)
Monday June 21, 2010, 4:39 pm
@Tom W: For what reason a person of Houston has MORE right (in your opinion) to the essential and basic resource that food is than a person of another part of the world - i.e: Niger? For what reason they donīt have the SAME right?


I find your opinions really astonishing.

P.S: Please, can you give some data about the "fraud" of Oxfam (I work with them, so I find this info really interesting).

Marta A (55)
Monday June 21, 2010, 4:41 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.

Teresa K (33)
Monday June 21, 2010, 5:34 pm
Noted and thank you,

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Monday June 21, 2010, 7:53 pm
Noted, thanks.

Nightcat Mau (81)
Monday June 21, 2010, 7:58 pm
Noted, blessings to all those suffering from hunger.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Monday June 21, 2010, 8:23 pm
Show me the people of Houston who are starving they look like the baby and mother in the photograph. For too long people in Africa have suffered and starved. Most of the time I blame their Governments who do not care for their people. But apart from that we must care enough to see that they get the food they need. We have so much and they have NOTHING.

Courtney W (2)
Monday June 21, 2010, 10:18 pm

KS Goh (0)
Tuesday June 22, 2010, 5:32 am
Many thanks for highlighting this.

Elle S (6)
Tuesday June 22, 2010, 9:45 am
thank you for the inforamation

Tom W (24)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 2:23 pm

Those who work for Oxfam might ask what percentage the admin. fees are (should be less than 12%)
Most other countries audit charities to be sure those fees are never inflated again after the scandal of profiteering which had plenty of publicity some time in the 80's.
Admire the overpaid directors in their high dollar cars (world wide).

Remember ex. Sen. Elizabeth Dole and her half million as president and now Marsha Evans salary of $651,957 a total disgrace

Tom W (24)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 2:42 pm
Today's Red Cross President is Marsha Evans salaried at least 8 times that of the Salvation Army according to Forbes.
No human should go hungry especially in a first of everything center of the world as the State of Texas.

That's why we have FOOD DRIVES in stores and USPS pick ups and food kitchens all over Houston.
Houston boasts the center of Medical, Energy and other including with half it's population on the bread line.

Should we really pay attention to other countries who cannot handle their over populated communities causing human pollution, disease and poverty while our own suffer. SORRY SEND THEM CONDOMS.

Kristol B (9)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 12:10 am
Everyone that now knows about this crisis can do something, no matter what country they live in. The World Food Programme is assisting with the food crisis however is at a shortfall because of the increased demand for food relief. Little Survivors International is running a campaign to get the Australian Government to commit more funds to the World Food Programme to help meet this shortfall. You can also urge your own government to do the same. National Governments have the budgets and capacity to deal with a looming famine, will is all that is needed.

Go to and click on take action to find out how you can send a pre-written letter to the relevant goverment ministers. Enough letters will encourage them to take action and send urgent aid.

Tom W (24)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 11:36 am
The never ending struggle of feeding human pollution.
Governments who ignore the pitiful poverty and diseased torn famined community they serve should be tried for human sufferings.
NO one has the right to bring another human into this world and expect others to feed and care for it.
Do your own dirty laundry as we shouldn't continue to feed the ever increasing populations of other countries while their leaders live a life of luxury in mansions toying with private yachts and planes. (Like a white man)

Saturday June 26, 2010, 12:53 am
i dnt understand why such things are happening where are al the bloddy rich people why they dnt juss step up n nt only them where is the litterate government n wht are they up to their such acts are worst then illetrate people hope it touches their thoughts

Florence Stanley (0)
Wednesday June 30, 2010, 11:43 pm
Thankyou Kristol B
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