Hunger crisis in West Africa

More than 18 million people in West Africa’s Sahel region don’t have enough food.

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 has been warning since the start of the year that urgent action needed to be taken to save lives and safeguard future development.

Now is the critical moment with food stores all but gone and people worn down by months of having nothing to eat. Caritas reports on the situation in Niger, one of the countries that is worst affected by the lack of food.

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