In this Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 photo, mothers sit with their children, who are being treated for malnutrition, in a Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) feeding center in Zinder, Niger, ... more 
In this Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 photo, mothers sit with their children, who are being treated for malnutrition, in a Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) feeding center in Zinder, Niger, one of the country's areas hardest hit by food shortages and hunger in 2010. Emergency relief efforts have helped stabilize the situation and more than 220,000 children under 5 have been treated for severe malnutrition, according to the U.N. Strong rains in this year’s rainy season have raised hopes for an improved harvest, but some effects of the crisis, such as the loss of livestock and debts incurred by farmers and herders, could lead to continued hunger in the coming year. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Djibo Tagaza
Mon, Oct 18, 2010 1:28 PM EDT