I found this article today on CNN.com -
"Aid group: Niger crisis getting worse - Sep 13, 2005
A survey last month in the eastern region of Zinder showed "alarming conditions" and a worsening situation, with one in five children suffering from malnutrition, MSF said.
Mortality rates in the Zinder region for children under the age of five have risen to 5.3 deaths per 10,000 per day -- more than double the internationally recognized emergency threshold of two deaths per 10,000 per day, according to an MSF statement."
With Katrina, we've got so much on our minds right now in the US - but to me this was a needed reminder that there were before Katrina hit and are still crises around the world that also call for our attention, prayers, action.