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S+L BLOG: Niger



S+L announces the premiere screenings and broadcast debut of its documentary A New Leaf. Screenings will take place in five cities across Canada and the world broadcast premiere will air exclusively on S+L TV. In the summer of 2012, a food crisis struck West Africa in a region called the Sahel. S+L’s Kris Dmytrenko travelled ...read more
When you first heard about the food crisis in the Sahel — if you’re not learning about it now, for the first time — you probably felt a sense of déjà vu. Wasn’t it just last year that a major famine struck Africa? Yes, but that was the Horn of Africa, consisting of Somalia, Ethiopia, ...read more
Following an incredible nine day trip to Niger, S+L’s Kris Dmytrenko, David LeRoss and I are back in Toronto. As promised to you earlier, here is a sneak peak at some of the people we saw. This happened on Day 5. More than that, Kris, David and I spent the entire day interviewing locals and beneficiaries ...read more
It is not a matter of indifference that so many people are living in the desert. And there are so many forms of desert. There is the desert of poverty, the desert of hunger and thirst, the desert of abandonment, of loneliness, of destroyed love. There is the desert of God’s darkness, the emptiness of ...read more
For Kris Dmytrenko, David LeRoss and I, tonight marks our final evening here in Niger. Since July 23, we’ve been on the ground working alongside Canada’s Development and Peace, as well as Caritas Niger, known locally as Caritas Développement Niger (CADEV Niger). CADEV works in partnership with a number of national and international humanitarian organizations to support the ...read more
As we began Day 2 of our work in Niamey, we had the chance to meet with His Grace, Archbishop Michel Cartateguy, SMA – the lone Catholic Archbishop in Niger. S+L’s Kris Dmytrenko sat down with Archbishop Cartateguy for an in-depth interview bright and early this morning. Among the many issues they discussed, Kris and ...read more