Every minute of every day, 17 children die from hunger and preventable diseases. It’s a tragedy you can help stop. Your gift to CARE can support programs to fight extreme poverty, prevent hunger and disease, and respond to emergencies all over the world.
Today, in the Sahel region of Africa, a food crisis has pushed 13 million people to the brink of hunger, and more than 1 million children in the Sahel now face severe malnutrition.
It’s heartbreaking to see refugee children like this boy from Mali sleeping in the open. His family fled one emergency only to face another. Now, the boy is at the mercy of Niger’s ongoing and worsening food crisis.
Help is desperately needed. Can we count on you to invest in CARE’s 2012 World Hunger Campaign and help us raise $1.6 million in the next 60 days so that we can save and change lives around the world, including those in Niger?
The countries most affected by the food crisis in the Sahel are Niger, Chad and Mali, where irregular rains and swarms of locusts and pests destroyed entire harvests. Most families in Niger, especially those living along the border with Mali, are running out of food. Refugees are resorting to sleeping in the open, without access to basic services. Many are forced to drink muddy water — putting them at risk of waterborne disease.
CARE is ramping up efforts to provide clean water, food, emergency shelter and sanitation items to these refugees. Food is running out fast and lives hang in the balance.
You can help turn things around through our World Hunger Campaign. We’re aiming to raise $1.6 million in the next 60 days to fight poverty and save lives around the world. Please give $60, $125 or whatever you can afford today.
On behalf of the men, women and children we serve, thank you for responding as generously and as quickly as you can.
Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH
President and CEO, CARE