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Niger food crisis: 'Fighting the sands of the Sahara'

As Niger enters its annual "hunger season", efforts are being made by international aid agencies to try and prevent the country's food crisis turning into a famine.

The BBC's Andrew Harding went to visit an initiative that is being run by the UN's World Food Programme, where he says women are trying to "push back the sands of the Sahara".

  • 25 Mar 2012
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