Senegal is often thought of as the regional hub of business, culture and tourism in West Africa. And yet, in the desert-like Northern regions of Matam and Saint Louis along the Mauritanian border, between 10,000 and 12,000 children under five suffer from severe acute malnutrition yearly in a persistent annual crisis.
In the last month we have reached over 18,000 people thanks to the tremendous commitment and dedication of our 160 colleagues in Nepal. Our team in Nepal explain why they set aside their own personal trauma to help others while sending their thanks to you for your support.
Since January 2015, Canadian students united to fight against global hunger to raise over $6,650 for Burkina Faso. This has allowed us to save the lives of over 147 malnourished children.
When disasters like the earthquake in Nepal happen, they leave mental as well as physical scars. That’s why we’re training health staff in psychological and social care, so that they can deal with their own trauma and help other families cope better.
We here at Action Against Hunger Canada have had the esteemed pleasure of working with some truly fantastic and inspired individuals. This month’s action-spotlight falls on one such person, Chef Eric Wood.