Canada is the latest donor to announce emergency aid for Africa’s hunger-stricken Sahel region.
The Canadian International Development Agency will contribute a total 41 million Canadian dollars ($41.1 million) to the World Food Program, UNICEF, International Committee of the Red Cross and various nongovernmental organizations. The funding will support these groups’ food and nutrition programs in Niger, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania and other countries in the Sahel.
Some 10 million people across the Sahel are facing food shortages and malnutrition due to a combination of drought and erratic rainfall, high food prices, and poverty.
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