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D&P discusses Sahel crisis on Salt + Light TV

October 3, 2012
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.