'A Cry for Help': Hunger and Drought Crisis in West Africa

According to the United Nations, the Sahel region of West Africa, which stretches across eight countries including Chad, Mauritania and Gambia, is being affected by a hunger crisis. The U.N. estimates that 18 million people in the region are suffering from food shortages caused by drought and conflict and UNICEF says that nearly 1.5 million children are near starvation. The following organizations are working to stop the famine by supporting livestock, growing crops and giving people cash so...Full Story
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