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 (May 30th) at 12:00pm PDT / 3:00pm EDT and learn more about the situation on the ground in Niger and throughout the Sahel.
Denise Brown, the World Food Programme Country Director in Niger said, “From my work in Somalia, Kenya, Afghanistan and Iraq, I have been a part of many emergency operations, and I know that one of the keys to responding effectively is raising awareness and mobilizing supporters like you to act. I want to give you exclusive insight into the many factors that have contributed to this crisis in the Sahel and have left more than 9 million people in the region vulnerable and food insecure.”
“I have seen first-hand how the people in Niger are working to survive and rebuild their lives, Brown continued. “Understanding how hard mothers in this country are working to try and feed their children is a moving story, and I want to share it with you.”
You can watch on the World Food Programme’s Youtube page (http://youtube.com/worldfoodprogram) and they invite you to submit questions and comments via Google+ and on Twitter using the event hashtag #food4sahel.
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