UK Responds to Chad, Niger Food Crisis

    The U.K. Department for International Development pledged 15 million pounds to help address looming food shortages in Chad and Niger. This aid will be directed to U.N. aid agencies and nonprofits already providing emergency relief and malnutrition treatment in the two African countries. U.K. International Development Minister Gareth Thomas said the agency will also provide seeds and animal feed to help small farmers in Chad and Niger protect their farms and livestock. Thomas encouraged other donor countries to act on the situation to prevent a full-blown humanitarian crisis in the two countries.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.