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EU helps aid agency programmes in Niger

The European Commission has set aside two million ecus (US $2.34 million) in aid for Niger which will help 150,000 people in the north to start farms, small businesses and craft centres. The Commission said in a statement received by IRIN today that the money, which will be spread over eight months, would support projects run by several NGOs - Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi emergenti (COSPE), Premiere urgence, Action contre la faim-Espagne and Aide medical international. Since 1997 the Commission has provided 4.9 million ecus to help people in norhtern Niger affected by fighting between government troops and Touareg rebels.


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