It sounds seemingly impossible, but there is yet another area of Africa that is under threat of a food shortage due to erratic rains during the growing season. While the Sahel is still experiencing food shortages, southern Africa is now joining ranks with the northwestern part of the continent. According to the World Food Programme, 3.5 million people are living in drought-hit areas in Malawi, … Continue reading Southern African Countries Face Hunger Threat
This is a powerful graphic from Oxfam America because it clearly shows how quickly the food crisis in the Sahel is accelerating and affecting millions more people. One of the greatest problems right now in combating the Sahel food crisis is a lack of food aid funding. Oxfam is urging citizens to write a letter to Secretary Clinton to schedule an emergency aid conference for … Continue reading How Many People Are Affected By the Sahel Food Crisis? Probably More Than You Think.
If you missed the World Food Programme’s live Google+ hangout about the Sahel hunger crisis yesterday you can watch it in its entirety on Youtube. You can see everyone who participated in this web story. Denise Brown, the World Food Programme Country Director for Niger answered questions about the food crisis in Niger. “The biggest challenge we have is the areas where we didn’t intervene, … Continue reading [Watch] World Food Programme #Food4Sahel Event
On Wednesday, May 30 at 12:00 PM PDT/ 3:00 PM EST/ 8:00 PM GMT the World Food Programme will host a live event aimed at raising awareness about the Sahel crisis. As the “hunger” season in Niger approaches the World Food Programme is organizing an exclusive Google+ Hangout for aid professionals, Africa specialists, and journalists. Watch the discussion on the World Food Programme’s Youtube page … Continue reading Join the World Food Programme This Wednesday to Learn About the Sahel Hunger Crisis