“Heart-Wrenching” Experience In Niger

By Brian 

In a CNN.com column, correspondent Jeff Koinange describes a feeling of helplessness in Niger:

“For a journalist who has covered refugee camps across Africa — from Darfur, Sudan, to Eastern Congo to Liberia — each time there is the haunting feeling of a desperate child staring up at you with big, brown eyes.

The feeling is one of helplessness, but there is nothing one can do. We’re just here to tell the story. But at the end of the day, the experience is heart-wrenching and very draining.”