CRS is helping equip people in West Africa to weather a looming food crisis that could leave up to 13 million people hungry this year.
A crisis is threatening the Sahel region of Africa—the band of land below the Sahara desert, extending from Senegal to Chad. Last year’s rains were poor and the harvests bad or non-existent. Food prices are rising. Conflicts in certain parts of the region have cut the chances for migrant work and have forced thousands to flee their homes to seek refuge in neighboring countries that are themselves weakened by the crisis.