Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.Millions of people across the Sahel region of West Africa are in need of urgent support as longstanding food shortages develop, once again, into a crisis. Drought and failed harvests have left communities in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Mauritania and Chad - many of which were weakened by food shortages in 2010 – facing the prospect of famine. Recent and on-going conflicts in Cote d'Ivoire, Mali and Libya have exacerbated the situation. There is still a short window of opportunity to act before the situation deteriorates to a point where it is devastating for communities and far harder for aid efforts to address. But the money so far pledged by donor governments is currently $450million short of the $724m required. This short film combines footage taken from affected communities in Burkina Faso, during Christian Aid's recent assesment visit.
- Posted: 29 November 2013 | Deadline: 16 December 2013 | Job type: Permanent | Salary: TBD | Location: United Kingdom