A Different View of the Sahel Crisis

This is a neat video project from UNICEF that collects stories of the Sahel from diaspora communities in New York City.  The idea is to raise awareness about the food crisis that is affecting 15 million people West Africa

Part 1

Part 2

This is a massive humanitarian catastrophe that is affecting 15 million people across 8 countries. This includes about 1 million children are the first to suffer and die during food crises. Children who don’t die, but are malnourished can suffer stunting and developmental delays the impacts of which they might feel for their entire lives.

An emergency appeal of over $900 million is only 57% funded. Relief agencies require an additional $417,389,677 to respond fully to this crisis.  This is the worst humanitarian crisis in the word right today. Surely we can do better.