Blog entry Eating Leaves And Toxic Berries in the Sahel

05 June 2012

If you can, try to imagine serving your family wild leaves and toxic berries in the face of hunger and drought, a reality faced by this family from Niger in the video below.

Millions of people are trying to find their next meal in the Sahel region of Africa where recurring droughts, food prices and conflict have created a deepening hunger crisis.

To find out more, watch the video or go to:

- Sahel Crisis Hub

- Interactive Hunger Map of Sahel

- Double Your Impact in Sahel

Hunger in Sahel

Freerice is maintained by and supports the United Nations World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide. To find out more go to

Sat, 06/23/2012 - 02:28 samicat

omg that is sooooooo sad it makes me want to cry :'-( luckily there's free rice to help the sahel

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 15:38 flower1997

that is very glad that freerice are helping them.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 23:18 Xfactor

its a good thing freerice can help them

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 21:28 kuwashi

:( Thats terrible! Makes me want to rice more

Thu, 06/07/2012 - 21:51 emmasteed

Awwwww. This is so sad.^

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