West Africa Food Crisis 2012

The Sahel region of West Africa is facing a hunger crisis in 2012 with the UN and governments estimating that more than 13 million people in Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Chad are at risk of serious food shortages. Please give generously and help us strengthen vulnerable communities. www.tearfund.org/westafrica
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Tearfund helped to set up a market garden initiative which enabled Azourfa, a mother from Niger, to grow cabbages. She says it helped her a lot but now this vegetable supply has run out. “If it wasn’t for the market gardening work, the situation would be worse and I would be suffering a lot more." #sahel #hunger Richard Hanson/Tearfund

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People queuing to buy millet from a Tearfund run grain bank in Issakitchi village, #Niger #food #africa Richard Hanson/Tearfund

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A health worker in Dosso province, #Niger, weighs a severely malnourished 9 month old baby girl as the #food crisis continues to ravage West Africa. Photo Credit: Richard Hanson/Tearfund

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People queuing to buy millet from a UEEPN-run grain bank in Issakitchi village, #Niger. #food #Africa

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Tearfund has been working through partner teams in Niger, Mali, Chad and Burkina, the countries worst affected, to build resilience in village food supplies through market gardening. With this food crisis seen as the worst in recent memory, teams have increased their emergency response, providing food rations of millet and running cash-for-work projects as well as selling food at reduced prices and supporting grain banks. #food #africa Richard Hanson/Tearfund

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Tearfund's Gaston Slanwa reports on the #hunger crisis in #Niger http://youtu.be/uCN5KJbLLl0

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Binta feeds her family their daily meal in the severely #food crisis affected area of Dosso province in #Niger. Photo Credit: Richard Hanson/Tearfund

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18 million people are affected with many children suffering from malnutrition, and acute hunger has forced families to survive on little more than leaves. #Africa Richard Hanson/Tearfund

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Children collecting water on camels and donkeys at Issakitchi, Dosso province. #hunger #africa #sahel Richard Hanson/Tearfund

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