D&P discusses Sahel crisis on Salt + Light TV

October 3, 2012
by 
Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer

The food crisis occurring in the Sahel region of West Africa has gone relatively unseen in the media, but on a recent episode of Perspectives Weekly, which airs on Salt + Light Television, it was featured as the main topic of discussion.

Host Kris Dmytrenko, who travelled to Niger in July with Development and Peace for an upcoming Salt + Light documentary on the subject, interviewed Josianne Gauthier, Deputy Executive Director of Development and Peace, and Jim Cornelius, Executive Director of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

The 30-minute program delves into the many complexities of this crisis and how Canadians can help. So far, Development and Peace has raised $1.7 million to support projects that are helping communities experiencing food shortages in the region.