The conflict neighbouring Libya has taken its toll. A large number of camels are usually sold in Libya, but trade has slowed due to the conflict. Similarly, cows and goats are often sold with Nigerrian traders, but the border with Nigeria is currently closed and Chadian herders struggle to sell their remaining cattle. The impact of all these factors is a dramatic rise in child malnutrition.
With more than 2,000 malnourished children admitted to Action Against Hunger feeding centres in Kanem in February alone, there was no time to lose. To date, ACF remains one of the only aid agencies working in this region, providing a range of life-supporting services whilst building the resilience of local communities to cope with crises.
Thanks to your commitment and contribution, Action Against Hunger's team have launched livelihoods programmes aimed at providing more than 600 metric tonnes of animal fodder to 3,500 livestock herders to prevent them from selling their animals at meagre prices in exchange for food, help them and their children through the lean season and ensure food security.
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