Much has been written here about the crisis in the Sahel region of western Africa. While there is no famine like we saw last year in the Horn of Africa, there are entire countries that are in desperate need of food relief. Due to failed crops and rising food prices and in some countries government … Continue reading Join Kristin Davis and Djimon Hounsou on Sahel Relief
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 … 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 … 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. … Continue reading Join the World Food Programme This Wednesday to Learn About the Sahel Hunger Crisis
Last week I wrote a piece for Impatient Optimists, Documentary Captures the Lives of Midwives in Southern Ethiopia, in which I shared the work of Italian photographer Paolo Patruno. Patruno works with NGOs to document births across sub-Saharan Africa in order to highlight the current state of maternal health on the continent. Thus far he … Continue reading Photographer Launches New Site for Maternal Health + Monday Reads