Gaba’s fields: drought relief in Chad

By |30 October 2012|

This year Gaba is fully engaged with the emergency assistance project of Caritas Switzerland and UNAD (Caritas Chad) that helps people from several regions of Chad who are severely affected by the drought. Help is mainly provided in form of food and new seeds.

Green is the colour of hope in Chad

By |30 October 2012|

West Africa's Sahel region faced devastating hunger in 2012 after drought left a huge swathe of countries short of food.

Floods in Chad

By |14 September 2012|

Bishop Miguel A. Sebastián of Laï of Chad sent Caritas a letter (in French) about the flooding in his country.

On the brink: Hunger in the Sahel (Caritas Canada)

By |7 September 2012|

Niger’s poor share last food with Malian refugees

By |4 July 2012|

Since the start of the crisis, Caritas has been registering new arrivals, giving them tarpaulin for shelter, basic items like cooking pots, clothing and of course food.

Hunger crisis in West Africa

By |4 July 2012|

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.

Niger: On the hunger frontline

By |4 July 2012|

The film is also available in French and Spanish

Chad’s women gardeners

By |14 June 2012|

The village of Chawir is located in Canton Migami, south-central Chad (West Africa). Like almost everywhere in the area, the locals are almost exclusively women and children. Of the 2,760 inhabitants of Chawir, only 120 are adult men.

Hunger threatens families in Burkina Faso

By |26 April 2012|

The price of fifteen kilograms of millet has doubled in just a few months. "That much millet would feed my family for two days. Imagine what I have to pay each week to provide three meals for my children and grandchildren,” said Merega.

Mali gets worse says Church

By |20 April 2012|

Fears are growing over the humanitarian situation in northern Mali. Some 268,000 people have now fled northern areas seized last month by Tuareg rebels and Islamists.

Helping Niger prepare for food crisis

By |27 March 2012|

The crisis is threatening the Sahel region of Africa—the band of land below the Sahara desert, extending from Senegal to Chad. In a normal year, the Sahel receives on average as little as 78 to 236 inches of rain. Last year’s rains were poor and the harvests bad or non-existent.

Act now to stop hunger crisis in West Africa

By |23 March 2012|

More than 12 million people in West Africa are threatened with food shortages. Caritas says action is needed now. A poor harvest in 2011 and high food prices risks pushing the people in the Sahel belt stretching across Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Chad, Burkina Faso and Senegal over the edge.

Niger: the worst food crisis we can remember

By |15 March 2012|

In a normal year, the harvest in November would produce enough food for the people in the village to last all year. But the harvest last year was disastrous, and people in Mintou’s village have already run out of food.

Averting crisis in West Africa’s Sahel

By |14 February 2012|

Zaki can’t afford to feed his family this year. He’s a young teacher in Burkina Faso. It’s one of a string of West African countries where food is getting scarce. The price of corn has increased so much Zaki can’t afford to buy it. His family must rely on their reserves of rice, but supplies dwindle each day.

West Africa food shortage alert

By |17 January 2012|

Parts of West Africa faces a looming food crisis, this time primarily in the Sahel region. There have been significant declines in crop production in countries such as Niger and Mali. Food prices - especially for grains, including corn and millet - are high.

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