One million children in the Sahel region of West Africa lack proper food and could die within months. 

All across the region, drought has sucked the land dry, and food is simply too expensive for most families. 

They've coped until now by selling their livestock, taking their children out of school, or by going without food altogether. 

But they can't go on like this. 

The people of West Africa are resilient, but they have a limit, and it has been reached. Your support could make the difference. Please donate and save lives. 

What is UNICEF doing? 

Watch our video about the emergency in the Sahel region. 

We're doing as much as we possibly can to help. Our staff and partner organizations are on the ground across West Africa, providing emergency food, supplies and healthcare. 

But we urgently need your help to prevent an even greater crisis. 

How can I help? 

Even 30 NIS will help UNICEF feed a hungry child for a week. 

With your help, the situation can change. Your support will save lives. 

“The children at risk today in the Sahel are not mere statistics by which we may measure the magnitude of a potential humanitarian disaster,” says Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director. “They are individual girls and boys, and each has the right to survive, to thrive and to contribute to their societies. We must not fail them.”

We need your help today. 

For additional information, please contact:
The Israeli Fund for UNICEF at +972-74-703-4449, write info@unicef.org.il, or follow us on Facebook       
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How can I save a child?
50 NIS will save a malnourished child by providing 20 days of Plumpynut food supplements rich with protein and vitamins 
10 NIS will provide 50 water purification tablets that can give up to 250 liters of drinking water 

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