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.
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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