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The Cost of Being Poor: Markets, Mistrust and Malnutrition in Southern Niger 2005-2006


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Resource type:Research, reports and studies
Keywords:Cash, Children & young people, Food and nutrition, Livelihoods, Markets, Nutrition
Agency:Save the Children
Author(s):Harragin, S.
Date published:June 2006

Objectives: To examine the origins of malnutrition in Niger, and particularly the crisis of 2005; to explain how, in a year of seemingly undramatic production failure, a combination of long-term structural problems and short-term cyclical factors led to a peak in admissions to feeding centres before, during and after the hunger gap of 2005.

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