Niger food crisis

This is just a quick post to say that the first of the stories from my trip to Niger with Tearfund three weeks ago is now up online on the Tearfund site.  I’ll post more when I can, but this is the link to the first part of the story. The food crisis in Niger and the rest of the Sahel is slow moving but inevitable without outside intervention – the people we met were already malnourished, and there’s at least four months until they’re likely to be able to harvest their crops, even if the harvest is good this year.  Many of the men have already left their villages to look for work, and may well not be back in time to plant this year’s harvest.

But there’s still time to respond – one way is to support the work of Tearfund or others, on this link. For more background information, see this page here.

Here’s the link and the original pictures:

Karima being assessed :: photo: Richard Hanson/Tearfund

Karima :: photo: Richard Hanson/Tearfund

Karima and her parents :: photo: Richard Hanson/Tearfund

Food distribution in Niger at a grain bank run by Tearfund partner UEEPN. Photo: Richard Hanson/Tearfund

More on this to follow.

Richard Hanson :: photographer :: Sheffield

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