Millions of people across West Africa are on the brink of a catastrophic food crisis. Following a severe lack of rainfall the region faces low water levels, distressed harvests and poor pasture. This means that little if any crops are growing.
Nearly 200,000 refugees from Mali have fled to surrounding countries Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger. This means that pockets of drought stricken areas are becoming densely populated, making the struggle for food even harder and the spread of disease even easier.
It’s been estimated that over 5.4 million people in Niger alone are malnutritioned. With 80% of the country’s land in drought unable to sustain plant or animal life, 15 million people are dependent upon a small, narrow band of fertile land in the south of the country.
If we don't act now, hundreds of thousands of men, women and children will die.
At Human Appeal International we know that an early response to this impending crisis is vital. We’ve already set up millet and vegetable production programmes and distributed emergency food packages in Niger as well as set up water wells in the Gambia. But we still need your help.
We must act now in order to prevent a famine as severe as that witnessed last year in East Africa. By implementing emergency projects and sustainable solutions at an earlier stage, we can save millions of lives.
Help save lives by contributing towards emergency medical aid for those suffering from severe malnutrition and other hunger related illnesses.
Donate towards a food package and help families regain their strength on basic necessities like rice and crackers.
Water Wells P
rovide clean water for entire villages by investing in a deep water well that will serve hundreds of people for generations to come.