Caritas warns of worsening famine in Sahel
July 11, 2012
The Church’s confederation of relief and development agencies is warning that the food crisis in the Sahel region of western Africa now affects more than 18 million people.
“A bad harvest last year and high food prices have caused a widespread food crisis across Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Chad, Senegal, parts of Nigeria and Gambia,” Caritas notes. “Now is the critical moment with food stores all but gone.”
- Hunger crisis in West Africa (Caritas)
- West Africa desperately needs help with its food shortage (National Catholic Reporter)
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!