Children  Sudan Project #34117

Help Darfur's Children Fight Famine

by Kids for Kids Vetted since 2009 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

Families living in remote villages in Darfur, Sudan, are facing famine because the harvest has failed, for the third year in some villages. Kids for Kids is not an emergency organisation but we have to help children who have no other hope. A combination of our sustainable grassroots projects and our Urgent Need Packages, designed specifically for this crisis, will ensure that children and animals do not starve. Our aim is to help 3,000 of the worst-hit families first, and more if funds allow.

$50,000
total goal
$46,896
remaining
31
donors
1
monthly donor
2
months

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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?

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.kidsforkids.org.uk
The Worst Year Ever in Darfur
Starvation is a Real Risk this Summer
Ways to Get Involved with Kids for Kids

Organization Information

Kids for Kids

Location: Dorking, Surrey - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.kidsforkids.org.uk
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @=KidsforKids
Project Leader:
Sage Lancaster
Dorking, Surrey United Kingdom
$3,104 raised of $50,000 goal
 
34 donations
$46,896 to go
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