‘We just pray for rain’: Niger is in the eye of the climate crisis – and children are starving
Aguié’s clinic is full of malnourished children, with more dying in villages, as the global food crisis worsens years of drought
The food is all finished and until the rains come no planting can be done in southern Niger.
Three-month-old twins Hassan and Husseina are in intensive-care beds at a clinic in Aguié, watched over by their mother, Hadjara Hamissou. They were admitted a few days ago, their frail bodies wasted by hunger. Each weighs under 2kg (4lb, 4oz), less than half the healthy weight for their age.Continue reading...