M Clement Hall

NIGER 2005

Chronic insufficiency of food is a fact of life (and death) in sub-Sahaha Africa. Niger is one of such countries, and coupled with the insufficiency of food is a birth rate among the highest in the world which inevitably leads to an infant death rate among the highest in the world.

Many NGO's work to distribute food supplied by the World Food Organisation (WFO). MSF has been there for several years caring for the acutely malnourished, for which read, those who would die without skilled medical intervention. During an episode when malnutrition was more widespread and severe than the usual, I worked with one of their teams, located in the former capital of Zinder.


The typical colorful African scene, the mothers of the children admitted to the therapeutic feeding center.