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The Sahel’s Complex Vulnerability to Food Crises

“Across the Sahel region of western Africa, a combination of drought, poverty, high grain prices, environmental degradation, and chronic underdevelopment is expected to plunge millions of people into a new food and nutrition crisis this year,” according to a UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) statement from February 10. The coming “lean season” is predicted to be the third food crisis in less than a decade and highlights a set of glaring vulnerabilities in a region facing severe long-term threats to health, livelihoods, and security.
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What We’re Reading: Sounding the Alarm in the Sahel

Society & Culture : ONE Blog (3 years ago)

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... Read Post

Shayla R. Price: Sahel Food Crisis: Eat Seeds To Survive Or Plant To Harvest?

Society & Culture : Huffington Post: Impact Blog (3 years ago)

Currently, more than 18 million people in the Sahel region of West Africa are facing a food crisis. Food supplies are nearly nonexistent. Prices for food are rising drastically. Women and children are faced with the harsh reality of... 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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