Health
 Niger
Project #1079

West Africa Food Crisis: Relief & Prevention

by GlobalGiving
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Summary

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.
$7,696
total raised
37
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

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Organization Information

GlobalGiving

Location: Washington, D.C. - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.globalgiving.org

Funded Project!

Thanks to 37 donors like you, a total of $7,696 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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