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There are an estimated 2 million children in low income countries with severe or moderate physical disability. Many of these children have preventable or treatable conditions but due to a lack of facilities and trained staff and various barriers in society, they are unable to access the services they require.
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2012 Sahel food crisis

A group of African people of all ages with a herd of sheep in a semi-desertic landscape, with a long adobe wall in the background
The Sahel region is characterised by semi-arid lanscapes where the herding lifestyle is prevalent

At least 15 million are at risk of food insecurity in the Sahel in 2012, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The traditional summer lean season will start early and be particularly difficult this year due to drought, harvest deficits, rising food prices and conflicts. CBM and its partners in Niger and Chad are implementing emergency response activities targeting the most vulnerable households and persons with disabilities.

Food crisis in Niger - support to pastoralist communities

As a food crisis is about to affect the whole Sahel region, CBM aims to enable vulnerable families to pass the summer lean season


Niger survival yard project highlighted by UN-OCHA

Oumou, a young woman with a disability, helping to feed her community with the produce from a garden that she started with the help of CBM



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