Haley Behre:

PLEASE help the people in the Sahel. Food crises are a serious problem and need a lot of international assistance! Please do your part and donate to UNICEF and/or join in the #socialmedia campaign to raise awareness about this growing problem.

More than 10 million people are at risk of starving to death. This includes 1 million children who are at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition, according to UNICEF.

And the problem is only worsening! Aid organizations need YOUR help in order to save these people from death. So please do your part.

 

related articles: AllAfrica.com, The Guardian and AlertNet

Originally posted on This Just In:

Vast portions of west and central Africa have become so dry that they can’t support crops, livestock and the millions of people who live there.

The Sahel — a belt of arid land that stretches across Africa below the Sahara Desert — is a zone prone to cycles of drought, and eight countries are seeing the worst of it this time.

The United Nations estimates that more than 10 million people are in danger of starving to death. Aid workers on the ground say it’s getting worse quickly.

In response, UNICEF is launching a 24-hour social media campaign on Tuesday to raise awareness about the food crisis in Africa.

Called #SahelNOW, the campaign asks users on Facebook, Twitter and other social media to post messages over the day Tuesday to boost awareness of the problem and the estimated 1 million children in danger.

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About Haley Behre

I graduated from Syracuse University in December 2011 with majors in newspaper journalism and women and gender studies. Using these majors, I aspire to become a journalist who writes about human rights issues. I have held internships at the Syracuse New Times, Dash Media PR Firm, Syracuse Post-Standard and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. I also had an internship at the Not For Sale Campaign Syracuse chapter, which is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating human trafficking. I was born in Seoul, Korea on September 30, 1990 and moved to the United States before I was one year old. When I was 8, my family and I moved to Norwich, England for three years. While I was here I was immersed into a new culture and got to experience many things other children my age do not get to. Over the three years, I visited Ireland, France and the Netherlands several times, and Belgium, Wales and Sweden once. In the winter of 2010, I got an amazing opportunity to visit Kenya for a month. This was by far the single most eye-opening experience of my life thus far. The natural beauty of the landscape and its people do not compare to anything I have seen. I currently intern for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press in the hopes of getting a full-time job at a newspaper or non-profit after.
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