The Sahel

REUTERS/Joe Penney, courtesy the Thomson Reuters Foundation – AlerNet

Droughts and rising food prices are contributing to an escalating hunger crisis in the Sahel, a region in West Africa. More than18 million people lack access to sufficient food and more than 1 million children under the age of 5 are at risk of dying from malnutrition. Yet, with sufficient resources a crisis can be averted.

InterAction has launched a webpage with resources for journalists covering the Sahel crisis. The page is a compilation of InterAction member resources and includes information on upcoming trips for journalists, photos, and b-roll videos.  View the page here

Is your organization an InterAction member and working in the Sahel? Email Jeanne Paradis with information on what your organization is doing to be included.