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HOMELESS AND STARVING IN THEIR OWN LAND

The shifting front line of fighting in South Sudan is displacing millions, and a hunger crisis has been formally declared. According to the latest figures from the United Nations, 100,000 people are already starving, and millions more will be plunged into desperate food shortages as the lean season arrives in July.

In northeastern Nigeria, over 1.8 million people have fled the conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian military – more than 800,000 to the capital of Borno State, Maiduguri. Their fields and crops have been looted and torched, and they have missed the planting season. 450,000 children in northeastern Nigeria are thought to be dangerously malnourished – 300,000 in Borno State alone.

VINCENT LI, MSF logistician who has recently returned from Maiduguri: “Maiduguri before the war could only just afford to sustain its one million people. Suddenly this has almost doubled. How can they have enough food?”

GIVE HELP, GIVE LIFE TO PEOPLE TRAPPED BETWEEN VIOLENCE AND STARVATION

Please help MSF to continue our lifesaving work in South Sudan, Nigeria and nearly 70 other countries around the world, where families are suffering the devastating effects of ongoing violence, starvation and disease.

“I DIDN'T THINK
SHE WOULD
SURVIVE.”

@Malik Samuel/MSF

When Maryam brought her one-year-old daughter, Falmata Umar, to MSF’s hospital in Maiduguri she was unconscious. “She could not eat. She neither sucked my breast nor ate food and this affected her seriously. I didn’t think she would survive.”

STARVING AND
SURROUNDED
BY FIGHTING

@Aurelie Baumel/MSF

At age 7, Mustafa weighs just 14.5 kg. He suffers from malnutrition and malaria and was transferred by MSF to the Maiduguri therapeutic feeding centre. His family still live in their village of Monguno in northern Borno State but are threatened by the fighting all around them.

“NEITHER YOUG
NOR OLD SPARED.”

© Philippe Carr/MSF

Mary, from South Sudan, fled with her acutely malnourished four-year-old daughter. “When the armed men came to our village they showed no mercy. Neither the young nor the old were spared. We didn’t stop to think, we just ran from the village taking what we could carry.”

When Maryam brought her one-year-old daughter, Falmata Umar, to MSF’s hospital in Maiduguri she was unconscious. “She could not eat. She neither sucked my breast nor ate food and this affected her seriously. I didn’t think she would survive.”

At age 7, Mustafa weighs just 14.5 kg. He suffers from malnutrition and malaria and was transferred by MSF to the Maiduguri therapeutic feeding centre. His family still live in their village of Monguno in northern Borno State but are threatened by the fighting all around them.

Mary, from South Sudan, fled with her acutely malnourished four-year-old daughter. “When the armed men came to our village they showed no mercy. Neither the young nor the old were spared. We didn’t stop to think, we just ran from the village taking what we could carry.”

When Maryam brought her one-year-old daughter, Falmata Umar, to MSF’s hospital in Maiduguri she was unconscious. “She could not eat. She neither sucked my breast nor ate food and this affected her seriously. I didn’t think she would survive.”

450,000 children in northeastern Nigeria are acutely malnourished

Almost HALF the population of South Sudan urgently need food aid*

181,600 malnourished children saved by MSF feeding programmes in 2015

YOU CAN HELP US SAVE LIVES

This is a time of huge humanitarian need. Please help MSF to continue our lifesaving work in South Sudan, Nigeria and nearly 70 other countries around the world, where families are suffering the devastating effects of ongoing violence, starvation and disease.

© Benoit Finck/MSF

Your gift of HK$516 today can provide one week’s treatment of ready-to-use therapeutic food for 13 children.

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© Aurelie Baumel/MSF

Your gift of HK$1,050 today can provide 7 severely malnourished children who are too weak to eat with high energy milk for 2 weeks.

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© Corentin Fohlen/Divergence

Your gift of HK$1,710 today can provide 3 baby scales for the rapid diagnosis of malnutrition in vulnerable children.

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