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Thirty-one killed since July in Niger floods: UN

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At least 31 people have been killed and nearly 100,000 more left homeless by severe flooding that has affected Niger since mid-July, the UN's humanitarian affairs office said Tuesday. (..) OCHA warned that flooding will have "a negative effect on the food situation" in Niger, which sits in the semi-arid Sahel belt running across Africa, separating Sahara from savannah.