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Emergency Appeal – Food Crisis in Niger
Families in the worst hit areas of Niger are now struggling with around one third less food and money than is necessary to survive. The harvest has been only a third of what it should be in a normal year. With crop shortages and rising food prices one third of the population of Niger, including 3 million children, are facing hunger.
Habu(middle), eleven, says, "We suffer because we don't have enough to eat," Habu's family are farmers, but they are struggling to feed themselves. "My father no longer has any money to buy food."
What we’re doing
We’ve been in Niger since 2005 when we set up a programme in response to a food and nutrition crisis.
Save the Children is already on the ground, urgently working to reach vulnerable families before it’s too late.
- helped to buy essential food, water and medicine for over 250,000 people and have treated 40,000 malnourished children
- supported over 260 health centres so thousands of children, pregnant women and new mothers can access free healthcare
- distributed livestock and training in farming methods to create 'safety nets' to stop families falling into crisis
We're planning to expand our operations to reach 1.3 million people in the coming months.
What you can do to help
- HK$80could treat ONE malnourished child with highly nutritious peanut paste for ONE WEEK
- HK$240could pay for mosquito nets for FIVE young children, to prevent them from getting malaria