To mark World Food Day, the British Red Cross partnered with the food photographer Yuki Sugiura. She usually shoots with top chefs on the London food scene such as Yotam Ottolenghi and Thomasina Miers (co-founder of Wahaca).
But this year, Yuki turned her lens on a crisis that is rarely talked about – chronic hunger in the Sahel, a region of Africa that borders the Sahara. Across the Sahel, 7 million people don’t know where their next meal is coming from and 1.5 million children are acutely malnourished.
This is already already of the driest regions on earth, and temperatures could rise by several degrees by the end of the century. Climate change, environmental degradation, extreme poverty, conflict and growing populations mean that millions are overwhelmed.
But the British Red Cross, with the support of players from the People’s Postcode Lottery, is helping to break the cycle of hunger in the Sahel.
For World Food Day Yuki brought a new perspective to the issue – comparing the two worlds. Her of portraits food, cookware and families from Niger, a country in the Sahel, tell a very different food story from the one she is used to telling.
- Find out about how the Red Cross, with support from the People’s Postcode Lottery, is helping to break the cycle of hunger in the Sahel.