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Last Updated: Thursday February 02 2006 11:46 GMT

Worksheet A

NIGER
Country in West Africa
Second poorest country in the world
Most people survive on less than 54p a day
One in four children die before their fifth birthday
Main causes of death: Malaria, diarrhoea, pneumonia, measles
Cause of diseases: Malnutrition, unsafe drinking water, poor sanitation
Big food shortage in 2005

Listen to your partner's questions about Niger and answer them, using the right-hand fact box.

Now ask your partner the following questions and fill in the blanks about Madagascar in the fact box below:

  • Where is Madagascar?
  • How poor is Madagascar?
  • How many people live on less than 54p a day?
  • How many children die each year from illnesses which include malaria, measles and diarrhoea?
  • How many children in Madagascar are malnourished?
  • How many natural disasters have there been in the last 35 years?
    MADAGASCAR
    Island off the _ _ _ _ coast of Africa
    _ _ _ _ _ poorest country in the world
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ of the people live on less than 54p a day
    Nearly _ _ _ _ _ _ children under five die each year from illnesses which include malaria, measles and diarrhoea
    _ _ _ _ of children are malnourished
    _ _ natural disasters in the last 35 years