August 18 2005

Emergency relief underway in famine-struck Niger

18/08/2005 - The emergency relief efforts of SOS Children's Villages in Niger got underway on 10 August, when some 100 affected families from the Tahoua region were provided with food and medical supplies. With an estimated one-third of Niger's population reported to be suffering from severe food shortages, it is feared that thousands of children will not survive the famine disaster.

Distribution of monthly food rations to families in Tahoua (in total 20 tonnes per month) - Photo: SOS Archives

The many people at the food distribution show the great need - Photo: SOS Archives