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20 Million People Face Hunger in Africa's Sahel Region

World  (tags: 'HUMANRIGHTS!', 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', food crisis, africa, Sahel, Sahel region, government, conflict, society, politics, world )

- 1901 days ago -
The UN and partner humanitarian groups today called on the international community to spend $2 billion to avoid a famine in Africa's Sahel region, which includes nine nations along the southern edge of the Sahara.


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Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 9:11 pm
from what I understand, Africa has a stockpile of food already

they profit from their people dying so i dont see anythiing changing

I HOPE otherwise though

James N (31)
Tuesday February 4, 2014, 10:23 pm
This is bad. I'm glad the UN is stepping in, even though sometimes I have mixed feelings about them. I think they mostly try to do good, though. I know there's no easy answer, but are there programs of helping farmers and ranchers there? Teaching them to fish, so to speak, so no one goes hungry. I wish them the best.

Frances Darcy (92)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 12:07 am

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 12:19 am
this is so of my favorite places on earth....any desert for that matter

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 1:23 am
Whenever I see appeals like this it makes my blood boil the governments of these countries are sitting on billions of dollars in order to fulfill there own extravagant life stiles and making war on their neighbors.I have noticed that when the appeals are shown on TV it's always the child who is shown skeletal while the mother holding the baby looks well fed.If you have ever seen one of these adverts have you noticed the complete absence of the fathers where are they ?. I have given up donating to these so called charities which are really big businesses.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 4:04 am
Good attitude Alfred, condemn those suffering. Lets give what we can and hope that everyone that needs to come together does and something is done.

pam w (139)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 6:34 am
Africa is complicated! Governmental corruption is absolutely real....but so is genuine hunger. As the planet warms, most of these people will die.

Winn A (179)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 7:09 am
This is beyond sad . . . .

Marija M (25)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 8:44 am
poor children

Kristen belue (0)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 1:31 pm
very sad

Cher Jones (0)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 2:33 pm
my buddy's sister makes $69 /hr on the computer . She has been fired for nine months but last month her payment was $19925 just working on the computer for a few hours. this website

Gina Caracci (219)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 4:50 pm
ALso, from what I understand, BUSH stopped sending birth control to them due to his oersonal religious opinions..another example of how govts WANT people to suffer..

when I see those sad commercials I cry but then I yell at the TV that they need to get their goivts to step up since we all KNOW they have the resources

S J (124)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 5:46 pm
noted, flagged the buddy, thanks Cal

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 5, 2014, 6:40 pm
Terrible. But contraception is as important as food if not more. It's heartbreaking knowing millions of babies are born into such a horrid life without ever having a chance--if they even make it past 5 years old. Birth control needs to be top priority to end the needless suffering. Thx Cal

Genoveva M (328)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 12:55 am
Thanks Cal.

Lona G (66)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 4:44 am
It's all to easy for us to sit behind our PC, laptop or tablet and judge all regimes for not caring about their people, all the charities for being big businesses and all the starving for having too many children, while we know that is only half of the story, bulldozing over the far more nuanced reality.

I'm not even going to try and explain that not all governments in the Sahel region are evil, not all charities are out for their own profit - the UN isn't a charity to begin with - and people there do not have too many children because almost no children make it into adulthood and starvation makes most women barren. No, I'm going to agree with John S., which I don't do very often ;-) and say "Lets give what we can and hope that everyone that needs to come together does and something is done. "
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