Mauritania’s woes highlight ongoing drought in the Sahel

February 13, 2012

The Mauritanian government has launched the “Hope 2012″ campaign, a $148 million project to keep over 2,400 shops open to sell subsidized food supplies to the over 700,000 Mauritanians at risk from the current crisis. According to Time magazine, a $650 million appeal by the United Nations to aid the over 10 million people across the Sahel region has not reached even half of its goal.

If you are interested in supporting food aid projects in the Sahel, visit the websites of these organizations:

Action Against Hunger