“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.
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
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