Mercy Corps is giving special attention to Niger’s ongoing cycle of hunger in their fundraising efforts, calling it one of the world’s “Silent Disasters”.
From their web site, http://www.mercycorps.org :
Long months of hunger between meager harvests hold Niger’s families in a brutal grip. Mercy Corps is helping them break free.
Successive poor harvests put more than 3.5 million Nigeriens – about 20 percent of that country’s entire population – at risk for chronic malnutrition and other dire health problems. Children, already Niger’s most vulnerable population, have been most affected of all. Today, Mercy Corps is working to help determined Nigeriens build locally sustainable, resilient health and nutrition networks so that communities can cope with crisis – and mothers can provide a healthier future for their young children.
Please take some time to look at the work Mercy Corps is doing in Niger and around the world.
See Mercy Corps’ focus on Niger here: