An additional USD85.24 million in food aid is needed to feed 3.3 million Nigerians who are at risk of severe food insecurity. Some 500,000 more people than previously estimated will face acute food shortages this year, Reuters reports. Aid groups said they need to begin work in June or July to prevent the crisis from getting out of hand. Meanwhile, Niger’s military government has set up a commission, comprised of soldiers, tax experts and accountants, to help retrieve funding that may have been pilfered during the tenure of President Mamadou Tandja, Voice of America reports.

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    Ma. Rizza Leonzon

    As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.