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Yasmin, 6, holding her current food rations for the day
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Crossing the hunger gap

Every year the people of Hillé Bar village in Chad face a hunger gap. It starts when their food supplies run out and ends, months later, when a new harvest is ready.

How do they survive? Well, it's not easy... Join them on the journey

Into The Gap

Last year, disaster struck. The crop failed. Now, emergency supplies are running out. Another harvest is nine months away. Lives are now at stake.

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Survival

In the past, Yasmin and her family have stolen seeds from ants' nests to survive. One of Yasmin's sisters died in a recent hunger gap. Without support, it could be Yasmin's turn this year. For now they need food aid, until they are back on their feet.

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Sowing in vain?

Tearfund is here, working with the local church to prevent starvation. With your support we could provide Hillé Bar with a fresh batch of seed to plant.

But if they plant too early, birds will eat the precious seed. And if they wait for the rains, it will be too late to plant.

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Scorched Earth

The annual rains arrive and crops begin to grow. But the harvest isn't safe yet. There have been dangerous changes to the climate across Africa.

Temperatures in Hillé Bar can reach 50°C now. If crops die, the topsoil can just dry out and blow away.

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Water of life

There is, thank God, an answer.
With your help, precious rainwater could be saved to irrigate the land. It could also be channeled to supply water for a nursery. The local church is ready to start work.

The parched land could spring back to life. Back from the brink...

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Harvest Time

First from the nursery, then from the newly irrigated fields. There could be seed to plant and food to close next year's hunger gap.

Future Dreams

With food in their bowls, the village can plan for the future.
A future with livestock, sanitation and education for their children.
With your help the children of Hillé Bar could live and dream.

Give now and Yasmin’s bowl could be full - along with her future

£
a month
could give a good meal every to day a child like Yasmin.
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Yasmin, 6, holding her current food rations for the day

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