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August 14, 2010 - BBC News
"Niger hunger 'worse than 2005'"

HKI's Regional Director for Africa, Shawn Baker, was quoted in a BBC article examining the hunger crisis currently facing Niger.

He told the BBC that tens of thousands of children would die unless more aid is pledged.

"Famine is a very loaded word," he said, "but I think if you look in terms of the number of children affected, the way the livestock have been decimated, and the population movements that were seen earlier in the year, you certainly could consider a famine situation."



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