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03 Aug 2012 description

More than 18m people in Niger, Mauritania, Mali, Chad & Burkina Faso face struggle for food

31 Aug 2005 description

A major food shortage is affecting almost eight million people in West Africa. Thousands of children are severely malnourished and many are believed to have died already.

05 Aug 2005 description

What the Agencies are doing:


Food distribution

The immediate focus of the DEC member agencies is on supplying food to keep as many people alive as possible.

- Three British Red Cross flights have arrived, carrying food for 23,000 malnourished children over the next two weeks.

- CARE International is ready to implement food distribution of up to 11,000 tonnes from now until the end of August.

- A charter plane from Concern carrying 42 tons of emergency food supplies landed on 19 July, and Concern has established a nutrition programme which will treat 300 children on …

05 Aug 2005 description

In only 72 hours the DEC has received over £8 million via phones and online from generous donors throughout the UK for the Niger Crisis Appeal.

More funding is urgently needed to ensure charities can expand their emergency work in Niger and neighbouring countries of Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso.

The need in West Africa is huge. Almost 5 million people in Niger, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso face severe food shortages unless they receive urgent food aid.