Crisis in Sahel SupportedPosted: August 21, 2012
IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE –
SolidTrust Pay has donated a significant amount from its annual charitable donation budget to the present crisis in Sahel and surrounding area. SolidTrust’s contribution was matched by the Canadian Government in partnership with Unicef.
Double your donation for children in crisis in the Sahel
For every dollar donated by individual Canadians to UNICEF between August 7-September 30, 2012, the Government of Canada will contribute a dollar to relief efforts in the Sahel.
A multiple disaster is stalking children in the Sahel. There is little time left to stave off a disaster facing more than a million children below the age of five. Children in eight countries – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Cameroon, Nigeria and Senegal – are at imminent risk of severe malnutrition and death.
We are responding to a crisis caused by poor rainfall, failed harvests and rising food prices affecting over 15 million people. The Sahel is one of the poorest regions in the world where children already face daunting odds of survival. Without immediate humanitarian aid, an already desperate situation will only become worse.
View the video of this crisis here: CRISIS in Sahel