ABC News is once again shining a light on the hunger crisis in Africa. Kenya-based correspondent Bazi Kanani (left) traveled to Niger where child malnutrition is at emergency levels.
Earlier today, the U.N.’s regional humanitarian coordinator for nine countries in Africa, revealed that 18 million people in West Africa will be impacted by the famine, including three million children whose lives will be at risk.
“Aid workers think donor fatigue is one of the reasons they are struggling to raise enough money for a full response to this crisis,” says Kanani. “But when you see with your own eyes these mothers holding thin babies who will very likely die if they don’t get more food, it’s hard to imagine that we, as individuals and members of the international community, can’t find some way to do a little bit more.”
Kanani’s first report airs tonight on “World News with Diane Sawyer.” She will also report this week for “Nightline.”
Kanani joined ABC News last Fall from KUSA-TV in Denver. She’s now based in Nairobi.
ABC’s David Muir traveled to Somalia twice last year, to document the famine there.