Lack of rainfall has caused the harvest to fail, and families have been left with 10% of what would have been enough food to last them until the rains come again, if they come. Combined with soaring inflation and the drastic devaluation of the Sudanese pound to less than a third of its value, people are in desperate need. Starvation is a real and frightening spectre for the coming months and the young succumb first. The world has not responded to a call for aid, so we must do something.
We will be providing each of the 3,000 worst-hit families with 90 kilos of flour to save them from starvation, 15 kilos of ground nuts to feed their animals, plus a goat to give milk for life saving nutrition for the children. Goat's milk is invaluable as the only source of protein, particularly now, yet animals too will die without food. Combined with our sustainable projects in villages, these provisions, and an additional sack of seed to plant for next year should prevent children from dying.
Our sustainable projects are transforming lives every day, but without these immediate provisions families will not survive. No emergency aid agency is helping families in the villages of Darfur, so although Kids for Kids focuses mainly on long-term projects, we need to act to prevent children dying right now. Please can you save a child's life today so we can improve their lives forever?
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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