David Orme’s photos from the drought in the Sahel region of Africa could not be more timely. Recently we launched our petition to call on world leaders to keep their promises, and stop the cycle of hunger in some of the world’s poorest places, and this is the perfect way to visualize why we need to take action. David Orme, who is a photographer with the French Red Cross in Mauritania, took these poignant yet hopeful photos in April in the Gorgol Region on the border of Senegal. Little rainfall in the western region of Africa has made for failed crops, leaving this area in a state of emergency. Hopefully, these photos will leave you inspired tosign our petition and take action.
Workers prepare nutritional meals for malnourished children in the regional capital of Kaedi.
Extremely dried up land.
Woman shows off the carrots that she was able to harvest.
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