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September 29, 2005 - Press Release
USAID/OFDA Awards Helen Keller International $1 Million for Food Crisis Relief in Niger.


New York - Helen Keller International (HKI) was awarded $1 million by the United States Agency for International Development Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) in support of the organization’s food crisis relief efforts in Niger. The award came in response to HKI’s proposal to integrate an emergency community therapeutic care component into its existing child survival project in Diffa. HKI is the only NGO operating in this area, which is one of the most remote and vulnerable regions in the country. HKI’s goal is to reduce deaths of children under five by providing state-of-the-art care to children suffering from moderate and severe acute malnutrition.

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