The World Food Program is poised to supply more than twice the amount of food aid to Niger, with an estimated 3.4 million people in need of food aid amid bleak forecasts on the country’s harvest, Agence France-Presse reports.

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran said the organization, already supplying food to some 1.2 million Nigeriens, was ready to bring food relief to 860,000 more people.

“We are ready to double this figure or adjust it according to the needs,” she said.

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