Let’s tackle hunger in West Africa
Footballers show solidarity with the people of West Africa
As the 2012 African Cup of Nations kicks off, more than 25 African football stars across West Africa have spoken out in solidarity with millions of people across the Sahel threatened by hunger in 2012.
Millions at risk
As low rainfall has hit harvests and food prices are on the rise, millions of families across the Sahel region are once again at risk of a major food crisis. The last food crisis in 2010 affected the lives and livelihoods of 10 million people.
Before the crisis hits, together we CAN avoid the worst.
This is why footballers such as Seydou Keita from Mali, Charles Kaboré from Burkina Faso, Demba Bâ from Sénégal and Laouali Idrissa from Niger – alongside their team mates – have insisted that “we CAN win the match against hunger”.
Oxfam and the GROW Campaign’ members, ROPPA, ENDA, IPAR and Bilital Maroobe welcomes the support from the region’s footballers, and is working in all the affected countries to support communities to protect themselves from the coming crisis.
Members of GROW Campaign call on governments in the region, donor countries and UN agencies to act now by funding national emergency plans and ensure assistance reaches those who need it most.
Join the footballers in winning the match against hunger.
The Lions of Teranga – SENEGAL : Mamadou Niang (captain) Qatar, Al Sadd – Demba Bâ (Grande Bretagne , Newcastle)- Moussa Sow (Fenerbache, Turkey) - Amara Traoré (coach), Ablaye Sarr (coach adjoint)- Jacques Faty (Turquie, club Sivasspor )- Omar Daff (France, Stade Brestois) – Souleymane Diawara (France, OM) – Armand Traoré (Grande Bretagne, Queens Park Rangers Football Club )- Lamine Sané (France, Bordeaux)- Rémi Gomis (France, FC Valenciennes) – Souleymane Camara (France, Montpellier HSC)