2012 Niger Sahel Crisis facts

Emergency Alert:
Food Crisis in West Africa's Sahel Region


Last year, a catastrophic combination of a failed harvest, regional instability and soaring food prices affected 18.7 million people in the Sahel region of West Africa, leaving them hungry and struggling with a huge humanitarian disaster. While a good harvest at the end of the year has helped, millions of people remain at risk of severe malnutrition.

The situation in Niger is particularly precarious as thousands of refugees have poured over the border to escape violence in Mali.

CARE has responded with a two-pronged approach: We're providing immediate support, including cash-for-work so people can buy food, and we're working with communities to help prevent those at risk from tipping over the edge into hunger. For example, in Niger, we're carrying out school feeding programs and helping people access food, animal fodder, water and more.

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$70 can provide six months of extra nutrition for a child or pregnant woman

     
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$144 can provide an education for 30 refugee students for a year, including basic training and salary for a teacher; 24 packs of chalk; one box of 30 pens and pencils; and one blackboard

     
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$200 can help 33 families receive water purification kits to help keep them healthy and prevent the spread of disease

     
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$405 can provide a nutrition monitoring kit. The kit can be used to identify children in need of urgent care for malnutrition. A kit includes a height measuring board; a hanging scale to weigh children under age 5; a scale to weigh older children; a tape to measure mid-upper arm circumference to test for malnutrition; recording cards; and recording books.

     
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