West Africa Food Crisis 2012
One-year-old Zabeirou and nine-month-old Fatchima being treated for severe acute malnutrition at the Save the Children supported stabilisation centre in Niger.
Throughout 2012, Save the Children’s global appeal for the West Africa Food Crisis raised over US$37 million. Save the Children New Zealand thanks everyone who contributed to raising funds for West Africa through our appeal here in New Zealand. The money raised has helped to save children's lives, particularly in Mauritania where we supported more than 600 families to survive the crisis.
Since heeding the early warning signs of an impending food crisis in 2011, Save the Children has helped over 1.3 million access food, water, health care, education and other essential services across Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger.
Read about what we achieved and how we saved lives in West Africa through our work with affected communities, local governments and international humanitarian partners.
The on-going and developing emergencies in the region are still a priority for Save the Children and our organisation will continue our emergency response throughout 2013.