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Help us fight desperate hunger in the Sahel.

In 2012, a great deal of media attention was given to the crisis brought on by drought and conflict in the Sahel. Today, the media spotlight is turned elsewhere, but the hunger crisis continues.

Ongoing conflict has contributed to the fact that a million people are still living as refugees in the Sahel region. Even among those who still have homes, the search for food depletes resources and tears apart families. This year, the UN reports that more than 11 million people in the Sahel, many of them women and children, are food insecure.

The losses sustained during the 2012 drought have not been recovered. Seeds intended for planting and livestock that should be an investment in the future are being eaten out of sheer desperation, damaging long-term food supplies in order to survive the current situation. The need for immediate and ongoing aid is still desperate, and international funding has fallen terribly short of goals for the area.

You can absolutely make a difference. Your donation provides food, clean water, emergency aid, and with any luck, long-term aid as well to families still on their knees due to this crisis. Thank you for continuing to fight hunger, and for believing that together, we can make the world a better place.


Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps works amid disasters, conflicts, chronic poverty and instability to unleash the potential of people who can win against nearly impossible odds.


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