Tune in to World News with Diane Sawyer and Nightline tonight on ABC for an on-the-ground report on the food crisis threatening the survival of more than 1 million children across the Sahel region of West and Central Africa.
ABC is reporting from Niger, one of eight countries reeling from the current crisis. The crisis has been slowly unravling, and ABC is the first of the three major broadcast networks in the U.S. to take an up-close look. UNICEF has been at the forefront of sounding the alarm for the children across the region suffering from the effects of a severe drought, rising food prices and the resulting food crisis. World News with Diane Sawyer airs tonight at 6:30 pm Eastern time on ABC. Nightline airs at 11:35 pm Eastern on ABC. To support UNICEF’s relief efforts in the Sahel region, please visit www.unicefusa.org/sahel.
Niger, 2012: Tsahara Saidou and her 2-year-old son, who is suffering from severe acute malnutrition, return to their home village after having visited a UNICEF-supported health center. © UNICEF/NYHQ2012-0191/Olivier Asselin