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Drought in West Africa: No rain in Niger

There was hardly any rain last year in the Sahel. Consequently, the poor harvest meant that this spring there were hardly any seeds to plant in the West African region. Moreover, the inhabitants have very little energy. Over the past few months, food prices at certain village markets have doubled. Many farmers have been forced to sell off their last animals to buy millet or corn. Over 10 million people lack water. The ongoing political unrest makes it unlikely that there will be an improvement in the situation.

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Over the past few months, food prices at certain village markets have doubled. Many farmers have been forced to sell off their last animals to buy millet or corn. Over 10 million people lack water. The ongoing political unrest makes it unlikely that there will be an improvement in the situation.