David Orme’s photos from the drought in the Sahel region of Africa could not be more timely. Earlier today, we launched our petition to President Obama to 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.
People gather in the Women’s garden in Tikobra, Mauritania.
The French Red Cross was able to dig a well for this area, providing water to drink and for the Women’s garden.
To see more of David’s photographs, check out his website here.