“When I am really hungry, it hurts my stomach, and then it ends up giving me a headache. When I’m hungry, I don’t have any concentration. I can’t even hear what the teachers are saying.”
Halarou, Dosso Region, Niger
Because of the disastrous harvest in 2011, Halarou’s mother and father have left his village to find work so that they can send money home. Halarou is living with his grandmother. With seven months to go until the next harvest, the family’s food stores are empty.
Nick Harrop/CAFOD photos