A new Red Cross film is causing huge debate about whether or not it’s a good idea to provide aid for families affected by severe drought in Niger.
In the film Saray Amadou talks about her daily struggle to survive and to feed her ten children. But when one viewer commented – Why do you have 10 children and if the Red Cross help you, will you see this as the opportunity to have more children? – a raging debate began on the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Facebook page.
The drought has led to a food crisis meaning half the population has limited access to food. The Red Cross is providing food and seeds to help 385,000 people.
We believe more support is needed – what do you think?