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2005-07-31 14:12:12

By Matthew Green TAHOUA, Niger (Reuters) - The United Nations has more than doubled the number of people it plans to feed in Niger as dwindling food supplies in villages push more people close to the brink of starvation. The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) now aims to provide emergency rations to 2.5 million people compared with the 1.2 million it said it aimed to help last week, reflecting a major increase in the scale of its response. "We are increasing the number to 2.5 million as more...

2005-07-31 09:01:05

By Matthew Green TAHOUA, Niger (Reuters) - The United Nations has more than doubled the number of people it plans to feed in Niger over the past few days as dwindling food supplies in villages bring people closer to the brink of starvation. The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) now aims to provide emergency rations to 2.5 million people compared to the 1.2 million it said it aimed to help last week, reflecting a major increase in the scale of its response. "We are increasing the number to...

2005-07-30 08:42:13

By Matthew Green TAHOUA, Niger (Reuters) - Malaria and diarrhoea pose a growing threat to Niger's starving children, aid workers said on Saturday, some infants looking desperately weak as they lay in an emergency feeding tent in the northern town of Tahoua. Slumped with their heads in their mothers' laps or wailing with pain, tiny children brought into the tent look close to death even before illness takes hold of their skeletal frames. Doctors administer oxygen to some while mothers try...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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