HUNGER SITUATION
IT IS ANOTHER PANDEMIC IN AFRICA

More children die from hunger and hunger-related illnesses than covid-19 have killed. Millions of children are starving to death, families are without food or clean drinking water. According to FAO, over 48 million Nigerians experience chronic hunger, and the majority are children. That is the total population of more than 5 European countries put together. Just think of that for a moment!

Globally, 45% of deaths among children under 5 years of age are directly linked to malnutrition. The situation in Nigeria is critical and needs urgent attention. Children are compelled to choose one meal between breakfast, lunch, or dinner and skip the rest. Some go to bed hungry. This should not be.

HOW WE GOT HERE

Herders and Farmers Conflict
Years of conflict between cattle herders and indigenous farmers, kidnapping, and banditry have displaced many farming communities with many farmers in Refugee camps and unable to go to their farms. These crises have negatively affected the country’s ability to produce enough food to feed its teeming population of over 200 million. Hunger and poverty are pervasive in the country.

COVID-19 ECONOMIC IMPACT AND RECENT GLOBAL EVENTS

The devastating economic impact of covid-19 on Nigeria’s economy left many without jobs or means of taking care of their families. The country is yet to recover from the aftershock, with many unable to provide, and families going hungry. The recent war in Ukraine with the attendant hike in gas prices has affected the prices of food and all other essential amenities, thus making most things unaffordable to many families. Families face severe hunger, starvation, and malnutrition due to the high cost of food.

RESCUE MISSION

Nigerians are in a dire situation and face a humanitarian crisis with a bleak future except there is urgent intervention from all stakeholders and friends of Nigeria. The task ahead is daunting and the need overwhelming. Hunger destroys the social fabric of families, and creates insecurities in communities, encourages crime among youths. The spasm of crimes and killing in Nigeria is devastating. We need the support of everyone to end the carnage.

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