International Community Forgetting Chad, Niger As Humanitarian Issues Go Unfunded, U.N. Official Says

Agence France-Presse: Chad, Niger forgotten by aid donors: U.N.
“Two of the world’s poorest countries, Chad and Niger, are getting little attention from donors as they struggle to cope with refugees, a food crisis, and grinding poverty, a U.N. official said Tuesday. Only 17 percent of the $527 million appeal for Chad has been pledged while donors have come up with only 25 percent of the $375 million needed for Niger…” (5/5).

U.N. News Centre: Senior U.N. relief official urges international assistance as Niger and Chad shoulder regional crisis
“…Briefing reporters at U.N. Headquarters in New York after his return from the two countries, OCHA Operations Director John Ging noted that between them, Chad and Niger host more than 850,000 refugees and returnees from neighboring countries…” (5/5).

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