25 June 2012
Extreme explorer Bear Grylls is urging people to help those affected by the severe food crisis in West Africa.
More than 18 million people are experiencing hunger with many children suffering from malnutrition.
A succession of poor harvests, high food prices, chronic poverty and ongoing conflict has led to extreme vulnerability across West Africa.
Many rural communities have seen an exodus of their menfolk, who have travelled to neighbouring countries in search of work.
Bear said, ‘Millions in West Africa desperately need our help in their fight for survival: it is a plight where our help can literally change their families’ lives.
‘Join me in the ultimate survival mission to save lives. It is too important to neglect.’
Please support Tearfund’s emergency appeal for West Africa.