Tunisia sends emergency relief aid to drought-stricken Niger

August 26, 2010 11:23 am 

TUNIS, Aug. 26 — Tunisia dispatched on Wednesday a cargo plane carrying 15 metric tons of emergency relief aids to Niger, Tunisian Press Agency (TAP) reported.

The aids, which consist mainly of basic foodstuff is "a token of solidarity destined to alleviate the plight of the brotherly people of Niger," said Tunisia's Minister of Social Affairs Naceur Gharbi, who attended the loading of the cargo plane at a military air base in Tunis.

Eight million people — half of Niger's population — are threatened by famine in the country's worst hunger crisis in history. (PNA/Xinhua)

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