Today is World Food day – a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger.
To mark the day, the Red Cross teamed up with the food photographer Yuki Sugiura. She usually photographs food and cooking for companies such as Waitrose, House & Gardens magazine and The Guardian.
But for us, Yuki turned her lens on a huge issue that is seldom talked about in the news – chronic hunger in the Sahel, a region of Africa that borders the Sahara. Across the Sahel, 7 million people don’t have enough food and 1.5 million children are acutely malnourished.
The result is a collection of photography mixing food, cookware and portraits from Niger, a country in the Sahel. Together they combine to tell a very different food story from the beautiful meals Yuki is used to.
- 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.