Sms campaign to avert famine in Niger
A hunger crisis ravages Niger. Apparently, this is the worst famine in its history following severe drought and the country’s worst locust invasion in 15 years. The World Food Program says 3.6 million of Niger’s 11.5 million people face food shortages, while 2.5 million are on the brink of starvation. Children are most at risk, with some 800,000 under 5 years of age needing to be fed urgently.
Heart & Hands International recently launched a fundraising campaign that uses text messaging. By sending a text message to Heart & Hands International, donors can channel contributions to the Niger Famine Relief Fund and also enter to win a free mission trip to India or China.
Information and donation websites:
Barnabas Fund - secure.barnabasfund.org
Christian Aid – www.christian-aid.org.uk
Christian Blind Mission International - www.cbmi.org.au
World Vision - www.worldvision.org