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Niger Needs 3.2M Meningitis Vaccine Doses, Food Aid For 2M, U.N. Says

Agence France-Presse: Niger needs 3.2 million meningitis vaccines: U.N.
“Niger needs millions of doses of meningitis vaccines to ward off a possible epidemic after a spike that has seen dozens of cases reported since January, the United Nations said Wednesday…” (2/17).

Agence France-Presse: Two million need food aid in Niger despite crop surplus: U.N.
“…Aid groups will help some 1.5 million people including refugees from neighboring countries, said the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The Nigerian government has pledged to help another 500,000 people in need. … The difficulties come despite the fact that Niger recorded an 88,000-tonne surplus of cereal production this year…” (2/17).

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