Insufficient rain, coupled with an increase of locusts preying on crops, has devastated Niger’s food supply. Harvest has been only a third of what it should be in a normal year. This food crisis threatens to affect millions of people. We need to act on these early warnings before children start to die.
Families in the worst hit areas are already struggling with around one third less food and money than is necessary to survive. One third of the population of Niger - over 5 million people - are already facing hunger. And with looming crop shortages and rising food prices, that number could double unless we take action now.
Save the Children is scaling up as fast as we can but we have limited funds. We have already reached over half a million vulnerable children and adults with food and livelihoods support, and have stopped them falling into crisis. But we need to reach many more.
Donate to our Children’s Emergency Fund today.