80% of Niger's population grind out a tough existence in subsistence agriculture and yet only 15% of the country is arable land.

    Unsurprisingly, two thirds of the population survive on less than $1 a day.

    In recent years, failed rains and locust invasions have condemned these poor Muslims to starvation, displacement and disease.

    UWT fieldworkers found families eating leaves and animal feed while mothers walked miles in search of food and water.

    Since the great famine of 2005 Ummah Welfare Trust has consistently been providing food aid and clothing to the people of Niger.