West Africa Food Crisis: Relief & Prevention

$7,696 $42,304
Raised Remaining


Chronic food shortages are about to turn into food crises due to droughts, locusts, and conflict. Millions of people in Niger, Mali, and Mauritania are at risk of starvation.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

West Africa is entering the lean season–the time before harvest–when chronic food shortage is expected. However, almost 100 percent of last season’s crops were destroyed by swarms of desert locusts. Coupled with scarce rainfall during the majority of planting season, much of West Africa is speeding towards food crisis. An approximate 3.6 million people in Niger alone are currently at risk of food shortage. This project will benefit West Africa’s starving population, focusing on Niger and Mali.

How will this project solve this problem?

This fund will provide immediate emergency aid, including food shipments and emergency medical treatment. It will also fund long-term solutions to food crisis appropriate for local communities, including the shipment of farm supplies and equipment.

Potential Long Term Impact

Allow international relief organizations to provide direct assistance to food crisis areas in West Africa and support locally led, long-term sustainable farming programs to prevent further crises.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $7,696

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $7,696 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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