Despite calls by aid organizations for food assistance for Niger as early as last November, that country is now in the throes of a hunger crisis. We talk about what’s happening there now and how a future crisis might be avoided.


  • Dr. Milton Tektonidis Medical coordinator and nutritional specialist for Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontiers
  • Jennifer Parmelee Washington spokeswoman for the World Food Program
  • Bill Garvelink Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance at USAID
  • Kathy Tilford Country director for CARE International in Niger

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