The Sahel food crisis: Do we have to wait for deaths?

Published on 23 July 2010

United Nations agencies have united to issue a joint appeal for more funding to prevent a humanitarian crisis in Africa (..). United Nations agencies- FAO, OCHA, UNICEF and WFP-, and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have all warned of the dire conditions. Donors have contributed millions of dollars, allowing agencies to undertake therapeutic feeding to children, food aid as well as veterinary products and seeds distribution, food-for-work and cash transfer programmes, with the sole aim of saving lives and livelihoods.

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