Food shortages remain a painful fact of life for millions of people living in nine countries across West Africa.
A combination of factors including drought, poor harvests, political insecurity, chronic poverty and high food prices have conspired to leave them facing a continuing battle for survival.
Tearfund is responding in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and Niger, buoyed by a generous response to our West Africa emergency appeal that was launched in 2012.
Donations have enabled us to not only provide immediate aid but also do long term work to address the deep-seated causes of hunger.
You can learn more about the crisis, including an analysis of the causes, the people affected and how Tearfund is responding in the updates section below.