Caritas warns of worsening famine in Sahel
Catholic World News - 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.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our July expenses ($8,412 to go):
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!