Help babies like Zanadiya
After steadily declining for a decade, world hunger is on the rise once again, and it is babies like Zanadiya who are suffering the most. Will you help children survive?
A deadly combination of conflict, climate change and soaring prices is at the root of increasing worldwide hunger. The economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine has pushed prices up and put food out of reach for millions of people across the globe.
3.1 million children under five still die from hunger-related causes every year.
Zanadiya’s mum, Houwela, did everything she could for baby Zanadiya. However, her community in Niger - already struggling with poverty - is facing droughts, food shortages and rising prices. As such, Zanadiya became severely malnourished.
“My daughter has been malnourished for the last month. There are many malnourished children where I live. We bring them here for treatment. I don’t know how we will get food in the future.”
This worldwide child hunger crisis is worsening by the day. In 2023 alone, over 3 million mothers will lose a child to hunger.
Will you help us get urgent food to a baby like Zanadiya?
Thanks to her mum’s quick thinking and proactivity, and support from Concern, Zanadiya is now on the road to recovery. After being discharged from the Concern-supported clinic, Houwela and Zanadiya returned to their village where they continued to visit the local health clinic for treatment and regular check-ups.
Two and a half months later, her condition has improved considerably.
Zanadiya’s story has a positive outcome. We are working hard to make sure there are more stories like hers.
Four million people facing devastation
Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world. Its population faces five humanitarian crises: food insecurity, malnutrition, floods, epidemics, and population displacement.
Moreover, upwards of four million people are facing the devastating effects of several failed rainy seasons and decades of increasing desertification of the Sahel region. As such, they don’t have adequate access to food.
How your donation helps
Concern supports emergency food programmes in 20 countries.
Just £3 a month pays for 120 sachets of nutrition-packed food. They’re simple, inexpensive and save babies' lives.