Tag: Sahel Tag: Sahel

Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Latest news and stories from CARE's work in the field

Jun 14

The faces of the food crisis, up close

By CARE Australia June 14, 2012 0 comments

Clockwise from left: Delou’s hands hold sorrel leaves, used as a condiment, and grains of sorghum at her home in Saran Maradi, Niger. Delou Ibrahim has four children and suffered the loss of nine. She has about 40 grandchildren, 16 of which live with her. Delou’s last crop was 30kg, which only provided food for about two days. Delou and her family receive cash from CARE. “I get to buy cereal to feed my family, particularly my grandchildren.” They have two daily meals, porridge in the morning and sorghum paste in the evening. Ⓒ Rodrigo Ordonez/CARE

Ten million people across the Sahel region in West Africa are at risk of famine. CARE is providing life-saving supplies to those most affected.

Read more