Are We Going to Let 107,929 Refugees Starve?

That is the number of Malian refugees in Burkina Faso.  It is also the number of people that are at serious risk of starvation because the international community can't come up with the requisite funding for emergency food aid.

Canadian Government To Match Donations For Sahel Relief

Nearly 19 million people are threatened by a food crisis in the Sahel region, but only about 50% of the consolidated fundraising appeal has been fulfilled. Canada steps up with a donation matching commitment and an initial $10 million boost to help support humanitarian efforts in the region.

Hunger Crisis Deepens in Chad (Video)

Ground zero of the Sahel food crisis is Chad, where malnutrian rates are reaching alarming levels.  Things are about to get worse, too. The rainy season begins in June, and routes used to deliver food will become impassible.  Watch this important video from the World Food Program.