Oxfam is appealing for aid after low rainfall, poor harvests and high food prices are driving the Sahel region into a serious food crisis, likely to affect 13 million people.
"The situation is looking extremely worrying for millions of people in West Africa, but the worst is not yet inevitable. The crisis has been identified early, and we know that there are cost-effective measures that can be taken now to protect those most vulnerable. This time we can act before the emergency hits," said Mamadou Biteye, Oxfam Humanitarian Lead in West Africa.
If you would like to make a donation towards Oxfam's relief work, either give £5 by texting CRISIS to 70066 (UK only) or head to www.oxfam.org.uk/westafrica. Thank you.