Food shortages across the Sahel region of Western Africa have left more than 18 million people on the brink of starvation.
This statement, taken from Sky News, sums up what Bonnie Wright is speaking out about. Wright, who played Ginny Weasley, came back from a trip to Senegal with hopes of raising awareness for food shortages there and elsewhere in Africa.
Wright visited Kedougou in southern Senegal to meet vulnerable families who are counting on humanitarian assistance to survive.
She said: “When I arrived in Senegal it was hard to see that this was a country where thousands of people are suffering from extreme hunger.
“Where you may expect the landscape to be dry and dusty, in fact everywhere was green and lush.
“I quickly learnt however that this green was hiding the reality, a deep-seated hunger that was so present in the lives of the families I spoke to.”
…Wright added: “What’s even louder sometimes than money is people’s voices and by pushing your own government to put this into their agenda it’s almost more powerful, it’s much more global with the effect it can have.”
Props to Bonnie for her humanitarian agenda. Read more about Africa’s food crisis in the original article.