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Niger: Lean season "blanket" feeding launched

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A food distribution to help prevent malnutrition – known as a blanket feeding – has been launched in southern Niger's Zinder region, with UN World Food Program (WFP) and local NGO support. (..) WFP used Japanese government and UN Common Response Emergency Fund (CERF) funding to help finance the operation, said WFP's head of office in Zinder, Djimadoumngar Doumbaye.