Amid a regional hunger crisis, mothers in Chad trek on donkeys to find food for their children

Published on 23 April 2012

Mothers with hungry and malnourished children are traveling by any means they can to get to feeding sites and clinics in the Chadian desert, such as Dibinindji, where no roads exist and where it is sometimes too late to save their babies’ lives. (..) The inhabitants in this vast expanse of the Chadian desert eke an existence from subsistence farming in this unforgiving environment, and this year it has been especially unkind. (..) Health and U.N. officials warn that more children will die if the international humanitarian assistance is not increased.

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