Fundraising for a crisis that doesn’t ‘look' bad

There are no scenes of mass starvation now, but looks can be deceiving. Many in the Sahel are experiencing what they call "green hunger".

CIDA Photo: Germain Yaméogo
International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino meets mothers and children at the Namassa Health Centre in Burkina Faso during his trip to the Sahel region Sept. 10-12.
Jim Cornelius
Published: Friday, 09/28/2012 5:34 pm EDT

Last summer, Canadians donated $70 million to help people experiencing a food crisis in East Africa. This year, only a fraction of that amount has been given for the Sahel, where more people are facing drought. Why the difference?

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