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Jul 22, 2005 Niger: Background to Famine
With a BBC film crew in Niger broadcasting images of starving
children to the world, food aid shipments to the country are
starting to pick up. But UN under secretary-general for
humanitarian affairs Jan Egeland, who has repeatedly warned of
neglected emergencies in African countries, told reporters that if
donors had responded to earlier appeals, a child's life could have
been saved for little more than a dollar a day. Now the estimated
cost has risen to 80 times that, and for many it is too late.
Apr 27, 2004 Africa: Learning to Survive
Universal primary education is "the single most effective
preventive weapon against HIV/AIDS," says a new report by Oxfam
International. But donor countries are failing to come up with even
the minimal funds they have pledged to support African countries
under an optimistically named "Fast Track Initiative" to expand
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