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Can the next crisis in Niger be averted?

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Niger, the poorest nation in the world, has been hit by floods and famine, just five years after a food crisis brought on by drought and a locust infestation.

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell discusses whether the UK's international aid effort strikes the right balance between prevention of crises and the alleviation of their effects.


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