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By Lisa Friedman
The refugee crises has compounded an existing food shortage in the Sahel, and areport issued yesterday by Refugees International warns that the budget shortfall is putting thousands of families in already dire conditions at further risk. At least one camp in the blazing Niger sun doesn't have enough tents. Malnourished children are not getting enough food. Potable water is scarce.
"It's very clear that everybody's going to have to put in more money just to meet basic needs," said Alice Thomas, climate displacement program manager for Refugees International. She called the Malian refugee situation a "neglected crisis."
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