Helping children affected by Boko Haram

In the past years, Boko Haram violence has spread from Nigeria into Cameroon. Homes have been destroyed and families torn apart, farmers have been forced to abandon their fields. Access to basic services – such as education or health – are at risk. The Far North region, already one of the poorest parts of Cameroon, is the worst affected: more than one-third of the population faces hunger.

Your shared meals help to provide school meals to 25,000 children affected by Boko Haram violence. The children are between 4 and 13 years old and live in Logone and Chari, in Cameroon’s Far North region. They are currently missing out on school meals because of a lack of funding. Together with the World Food Programme, we can help ensure that these children have access to nutrition and education.

Impact

Together we raised funds to provide school meals to 58,000 children in Malawi. The country was hit hard by the recent El Niño weather event.

The meals you shared between June and July 2016 are helping Syrian refugee children in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. 1,500 children, many of whom live in dire conditions, will receive food support for one full year.

In spring 2016, we raised funds to support 1,400 Syrian refugee children between the ages of 3 and 4 in Beirut. Thanks to your overwhelming support, we completed this goal in less than 7 weeks!

Between January and April 2016, we raised funds to support 2,000 mothers and their babies in Homs, Syria, for a full year.

In November and December 2015, we raised sufficient funds to provide school meals to 20,000 Syrian refugee children living in camps in Jordan for a full year.

In the summer and fall of 2015, we helped schoolchildren in Lesotho. Together, we shared 1.8 million meals with the children in Lesotho.