My video interview released to e-photoreview about the food crisis in Niger which won the World Press Photo.
In the West African state of Niger a food crisis is striking: 2.5 million children are in need of emergency food aid. People and animals are reduced to mere sacks of bones as a result of a prolonged food shortage. In 2010 the situation has worsened due to the harvest failure in 2009.
UNICEF, the world’s leading children’s organisation, has supplied all the clinics in this vast country with sufficient therapeutic food and medicines. Together with the World Food Programme they devised a plan to provide protein rich and fortified food to about 500.000 children, under two years old, in the regions considered “at risk”.