In 2012, all across the Sahel region of West Africa, drought sucked the land dry, and food was simply too expensive for most families.
Early warning systems predicted that more than a million children in the Sahel lacked proper food and needed urgent help.
Thanks to your support, UNICEF helped provide countries like Chad, Niger, Cameroon, Mali and Mauritania with emergency food, supplies and healthcare.
In 2012, we treated over 730,000 children under five for severe acute malnutrition, vaccinated 1.9 million children for measles, and provided 7.3 million families with mosquito nets.
You can still help by making a difference to children in emergencies around the world by donating to the Children's Emergency Fund.