Sahel food crisis underscores need for leadership in fighting hunger

July 21, 2010

"Action Against Hunger is among a coalition of charities calling for a "Surge" to meet the humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region of Africa. In Niger and Chad there are millions of people suffering from hunger...In Niger, Action Against Hunger reports that 'nearly half a million children under the age of five are acutely malnourished, with a risk of permanent damage or death if they are not treated urgently.'"