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Young Australians doing something real to fight hunger

Friday, August 17, 2012

This weekend around 300,000 young Australians are taking part in the 40 Hour Famine making it one of Australia’s biggest youth events.

Aid agencies warn of cholera threat in desperate West Africa

Friday, July 27, 2012

Thousands of cholera cases have been confirmed in parts of West Africa already suffering a food crisis, droughts, locusts, and conflict.

Australian aid agencies call for change to end hunger crises in Africa

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Leading Australian aid agencies Save the Children and World Vision are calling for a fresh approach to tackle hunger in Africa.

Hope shines despite West Africa’s food crisis

Monday, July 16, 2012

The World Vision Australia CEO, Tim Costello, has just returned from Niger where he saw the impact of drought and food shortages, and witnessed the difference early intervention and international aid is making.

West Africa crisis a warning to leaders at Rio +20

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Crippling effects of drought and extreme weather conditions in West Africa should serve as a warning to the rest of the world, according to World Vision Australia senior economist David Lansley.

Together we can make a difference in West Africa

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Niger is in the grip of a crippling drought, and hunger and loss is everywhere. It is one of the most unlikely places on the planet to find hope. And yet after spending several days in the country, the epicentre of the West African food crisis, that is exactly what I found.

When desperate men swap their daughters for goats

Thursday, June 14, 2012

What would you do if you looked out your front window and saw the child next door – the child who was once a healthy, energetic 11-year-old – search the bushes for insects to feed his youngest sister?

Locust threat looms as West Africa food crisis escalates

Monday, June 11, 2012

An invasion of locusts is predicted to hit West Africa in the coming weeks as a food crisis in the region enters a new desperate phase.

Children sold into marriage in Niger as food crisis worsens

Monday, June 4, 2012

Recent reports from Niger indicate girls as young as seven are being sold into marriage as food shortages force families to reduce the number of mouths they have to feed

Catastrophe looms in West Africa as donations dry up

Monday, May 28, 2012

World Vision is facing its greatest fundraising challenge in years as it races to provide aid to some of the 18 million people suffering a food crisis in West Africa.