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What We’re Reading: Sounding the Alarm in the Sahel

UN sounds alarm over growing hunger in the Sahel – Millions of people in Africa’s Sahel region need urgent help to cope with food shortages brought on by erratic rainfall and drought, and at least 1 million children in the area face malnutrition next year, UN agencies warned. The World Food Program estimates that between... Read More »
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“Unprecedented effort” needed to combat West Africa drought

Issues & Causes / Human Rights : World Affairs Blog: Children (3 years ago)

Aid agencies are sounding the alarm about an impending drought in the countries of the Sahel region of Western Africa, threatening 12 million people with severe malnutrition, including 1 million children. Production of cereals has b... Read Post

Weekly Roundup: Facing the Drought and Hunger Again

Society & Culture : Dowser (2 years ago)

Sahel: A Familiar Tale of Drought, Hunger, and Famine Last year, the Horn of Africa suffered from drought and famine.  Now, there’s news again that famine and drought are hitting the African continent, this time in the Sahel region.... Read Post

War and Weather: Dual Crisis Unfolds in the Sahel Region of West Africa

Society & Culture : Good Blog (2 years ago)

Poverty and malnutrition are chronic in the Sahel region of West Africa. This year, however, things have been particularly bad. As a result of poor rainfall and high food prices, 18 million people across the Sahel are at risk of mal... Read Post


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