STOP THE HUNGER CRISIS...in SAHEL(AFRICA)
Dear Mid-life-Renewal Visitors:
The Government of Canada announced this week that it
would match dollar-for-dollar Canadian donations
made between August 7th and September 30th to registered
Canadian charities responding to the food crisis in the
Sahel region of West Africa.
Donate to Development and Peace today and have your gift
The Sahel, which includes Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania,
Niger, Senegal and Chad, is in the midst of a major
An estimated 18.4 million people are facing food insecurity
and over one million children are suffering from acute
malnutrition. Erratic weather has caused the failure of
crops resulting in catastrophic food shortages. Although
there is food at the market, high prices have made it
increasingly difficult for families to purchase food.
Furthermore, political turmoil in Mali is exacerbating
the situation by causing the displacement of hundreds
of thousands of people.
Development and Peace is supporting its local Caritas
partners who are already in action, organizing programs
to help communities cope with the effects of this worsening
food crisis. In collaboration with the Canadian Foodgrains
Bank, we are supporting large-scale food distribution and
complementary projects organized by Caritas partners in
Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Chad and Mauritania,
Free distribution of food staples (cereals, rice, beans,
cooking oil) and sale at reduced prices
Distribution of seeds for planting
Re-stocking of community granaries
Support to improve agricultural production through
cash-for-work and food-for-work programs
Help for replenishing and feeding livestock
Construction and rehabilitation of water sources for human
and animal consumption
Distribution of non-food items, such as pots and tarps
for shelter in refugee camps
Medical and nutritional aid for children and mothers
With your help we can increase our support to projects
like these, bringing immediate relief to those who need
it most and preventing this crisis from spreading.
Please act now to help stop the hunger crisis in the Sahel.
Donate today and have your gift doubled.