I have written a couple of times before about the famine in Africa’s Sahel region. Last year we watched the food crisis and famine in the Horn of Africa and now another famine is creeping upon western Africa because of food inflation costs, drought, conflict, and displacement.
There is great news, though. Last week the World Food Program announced that USAID (United States Agency for International Development) has donated $100 million to famine relief. The United Nations has put out a call for $720 million in order to make sure people in the Sahel survive the famine that is already striking the region.
The United States authorized a total of $120 million be released to prevent a food crisis last week in the Sahel.
“The United States is deeply concerned about the humanitarian emergency in the Sahel region of Africa,” a statement attributed to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton read according to UPI.
Read more about the Sahel Food Crisis:
World Food Program: Sahel Crisis: 8 Questions Answered
The Guardian: Call for Urgent Action in Sahel to Prevent Humanitarian Emergency
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