According to IRIN, nearly half of Niger’s population does not have enough food to eat, and they would like to alert the international community about this in the hopes that we can help!
“The government says it needs 3.8 million tons of cereals to feed six million people spread across 6,981 villages, equating to 49.4 percent of the affected zones,” according to the IRIN.
The people of Niger are in need of help people of a drought that has left crops barren and has left the country with a grain shortage of 692,501 ton, according to the IRIN.
The president of Niger alerted the international community early (in Aug 2011) because it knew it was going to have a large harvest deficit this season.
Accordingly, the UN has launched a Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) for $229 million to provide humanitarian aid and help the men, women and children of Niger.
Please help out this country in need! I understand that there are quite a few countries facing hunger and famine, but they ALL need our help! We cannot abandon them. So please do your part and help save a life!