In the view of German Agro Action, the international emergency funds, which have recently become a subject of discussion will not help much when it comes to avoiding food crises like this one in the future. Medium and long-term structural aid and improved crisis prevention on the part of the respective government are more important, according to the organisation.
German Agro Action has expanded its aid programme in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso by half a million Euros. On top of food aid, it is also conducting programmes especially in the areas of erosion prevention, irrigation, grain storage facilities and improved farming methods.
German Agro Action is issuing an urgent appeal for donations for the hungry people of the Sahel:
Account number 1115
Bank code (BLZ) 380 500 00
Reference: famine Sahel