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In Niger, flooding adds to humanitarian woes

Date Published: 
10/01/2012
Summary: 

Already beset with a severe hunger crisis, the West African nation of Niger is now grappling with the worst flooding in 80 years. (..) The rains, which were essential to help a nation that has suffered droughts in 2005, 2010 and this year, have destroyed thousands of acres of crops, hurting thousands of desperate families.