Amidst the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa, it can be overwhelming to think that the Horn isn’t the only region in need of help. Inconsistent rains in West Africa, however, have pushed the vulnerable Sahel region to the verge of a food crisis. The government of Niger estimates that some 750,000 people are in need of food assistance.
Mohamadou is a young boy from Niger who is severely malnourished. The enormity of need – both in the Sahel and in the Horn — can be hard to grasp. What all those numbers boil down to, however, is Mohamadou’s story: lots of young children are at risk.
WFP is stepping up nutritional assistance to children under two in Niger so that a food crisis doesn’t get in the way of a child’s future. Because behind the numbers of those in need are lots of children like Mohamadou with dreams that extend beyond the food crisis. Let’s turn those numbers around.
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