Matched funding will go towards our work to improve the health and nutrition of mothers and children under five in the Central African Republic.
Right now in Niger, 400,000 children under the age of five are severely malnourished. The country is one of the world’s poorest places and recurrent droughts mean food is often scarce.
Many children are suffering long periods of hunger with families eating only once a day or not at all. Even one child suffering from malnutrition is unacceptable – but with your support, there is a solution.
That’s why we’re launching our Free from Hunger appeal. By donating you could help children get the food they need to survive and grow up strong.
Your donation will go towards providing emergency food and screening for malnutrition of children in Niger, and could help children in the long-term by providing their families with cash transfers for food and medicine, or providing seeds and tools so mothers can grow nutritious crops to feed their families. If you give before 24 December 2019 your donation will be doubled by the UK government. This matched funding will go towards our work to improve the health and nutrition of mothers and children under five in the Central African Republic, where poor nutrition has led to the country being ranked as the world’s hungriest.
I'm very happy to have the support of the nutrition centre. I don't know what I would do without it.
Help save children’s lives now and provide solutions in the long-term
We need to get emergency food to malnourished children in Niger urgently.
- Each emergency food sachet is calorie-rich and full of nutrition to help bring children back to health.
- Sachets also include vitamins and minerals important for a child’s development.
- £37 pays for an entire course of emergency food - enough to help a child recover.
Our work also goes beyond providing emergency food. We work with community members to ensure that the critical signs of malnutrition are spotted early on, making it easier to treat. We also provide cash transfers allow mums, like Rouaya, to buy essential items, like food and medicine.
If you give before 24 December 2019 to help children in Niger, your donation will be doubled by the UK government to help children in the Central African Republic break free from hunger too.
For more information about our Free from Hunger appeal, visit our dedicated page.