Following the erratic rains and poor harvests of 2017, hunger is beginning to bite hard in parts of northern Burkina Faso.

The 2018 rains have now come, but it will be many weeks yet before the next harvest is gathered.  Meanwhile food supplies from last year have now run out in many households, with the poorest and mots vulnerable families being hardest hit.

In response, our local partner has begun distributing maize to those worst effected, including widows, orphan headed households and others identified as in greatest need by local community leaders.

Pictured in the village of Soulyale are some of those who received support carrying away donated maize to their families.

We would love to support our partner to step up their work in response to the need and any donation you can offer would be much appreciated.