July 23, 2012 - Smutty Shout-Outs

July 23, 2012 12:59:49 Posted at July 23, 2012 12:59:49
Lainey Posted by Lainey

Last year we saw the worst hunger crisis this century in the Horn of Africa. Now a similar crisis is spreading across the continent’s Sahel zone.The hunger has reached crisis levels in countries including Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Senegal and Chad. Across the region, erratic rainfall, endemic poverty, low crop yields, and rising prices for staple foods have combined to create this crisis.

The Humanitarian Coalition member agencies are already hard at work across the Sahel. Their ongoing projects in the areas of water and sanitation, food security, education, and women’s empowerment are helping vulnerable communities counter the effects of food shortages.

The Humanitarian Coalition is currently appealing for support to address the drought and food crisis in the Sahel. 80% of donors give on-line. Here’s how your gift would help:

$50 - buy milk to treat a severely malnourished child for 3 weeks
$100 - feed a family for 5 months
$250 - feed 5 families for a month
$500 - pay a nurse for a month, to care for malnourished children

Please click here to support the Humanitarian Coalition.

Last year Canadians donated $1.5 million to assist with earthquake relief efforts in Japan. Please click here on how you made a difference.

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