The World Food Program USA and Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have joined forces to bring attention to the urgent issue of global hunger. The partnership between the world-renowned music group and the hunger relief non-profit formally begins today, June 20, 2012 with the public release of the new music video “Big Fat Dog,” a song from Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars latest album Radio Salone that addresses the subject of the divide between the haves and have-nots.
Formed in refugee camps in Guinea during the brutal civil war in Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have always sought to bring attention to important social and political issues in Africa and beyond. The fight against hunger in Sierra Leone is something the band members have experienced firsthand, and it continues to be a major issue at home and across the continent.
In an effort to raise awareness of urgent issues of hunger in Africa and beyond The All Stars have teamed up with World Food Program USA, a nonprofit organization that builds support in the United States to end global hunger. WFP USA engages individuals and organizations, shapes public policy and generates resources for the United Nations World Food Program and other hunger relief operations.
For the third time in a decade, drought in the Sahel region of Africa is threatening millions of people with hunger. Meanwhile, conflict in Mali has forced at least 300,000 people to flee their homes, adding to the hunger crisis both in Mali and neighboring countries. The UN World Food Program (WFP) and its partners have launched a regional response to bring food assistance to more than 9 million people in eight countries. Read more about the Sahel crisis here: http://www.wfp.org/stories/sahel-crisis-by-country