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Striking Success in Child Survival Fulfills Promise in Niger

Dr. Guido Cornale | Posted 01.27.2013 | Impact
Dr. Guido Cornale

Twenty years ago, Niger suffered from the world's highest death rates for children under the age of five. Today it ranks as one of the world's top 20 performing countries in reducing child mortality. This turnaround is one of the most remarkable public health success stories of our time.

PHOTOS: Crossing The World's Most Dangerous Borders

Posted 09.23.2012 | Travel

In America, we hear a lot about "The Border," the line of barbed wire and desert separating Mexico from Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. Tha...

PHOTOS: Visiting The World's Remotest Airports

Posted 09.21.2012 | Travel

The world may be wrapped in a net of air routes, but there are still vast empty spaces between hubs. Whether tropical or freezing -- most are one or t...

A Conversation About Mitt Romney

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

"This Mitt Romney reminds me of some of our African politicians. They have no plan -- other than to grab and hold onto power and hide their money."

Images Tell the Story of Hunger and Hope in Niger

Rein Skullerud | Posted 08.29.2012 | Impact
Rein Skullerud

After my recent trip to Niger, however, I was so struck by the state of the land and the spirit of the people I met that I wanted to do something I've never done before: tell you about the photos I took.

Giving Sahel Farmers The Tools For Success: Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

It's easy to tell Rabiou Mahamadou is a farmer. Like many people in Niger, it's how he's fed his family for his whole life. In the past, he would have used only techniques handed down from generation to generation. But today, things are different.

Help For A Niger Village Suffering From 95% Food Deficiency

Abed Ayoub | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Abed Ayoub

Having not fully recovered from drought in 2010, many communities in Niger have seen their struggles multiply as more Malian refugees arrive.

Telling The Sahel Story Beyond The Negative Headlines

Jessica Prois | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Jessica Prois

Typically, the patterned coverage about Africa includes grim statistics about starving children coupled with archetypical images of sullen young faces and swollen bellies. We're not going to focus on painting that dire portrait this time.

Dear G8: We Can Be Hunger Free

Adam_Taylor | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home

The situation in Niger reflects a harsh reality for many women and newborns around the world. According to UNICEF, every minute a woman somewhere in the world dies either from childbirth or from the complications that follow.

It's Time For Rich Countries To Uphold Their Promise To Help Poor Countries

Mahamadou Issoufou | Posted 07.11.2012 | Impact
Mahamadou Issoufou

We can fight back against this lethal cocktail of climate change and extreme poverty. In fact, we created a plan on how to fight hunger in Niger, both in the short term and in the long term, so we can finally pull ourselves out of this cycle of crisis.

Fighting Malaria Is a Full Time Job

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 04.23.2012 | Impact
Catholic Relief Services

April 25 is World Malaria Day. It is a time to celebrate the progress made in the fight against this disease, but it also time to renew our commitment to eradicating the killer of at least 650,000 people worldwide in 2010.

Leading Relief Groups Warn of Worsening Food Crisis in West and Central Africa

Louis Belanger | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Louis Belanger


One Million Children At Risk Of Starvation

Posted 04.05.2012 | World

1 million children are at risk of dying of malnutrition in Africa's Sahel region, a 1000-kilometer belt between the Sahara and the Sudanian Savannas, ...

Michael Klare's The Race for What's Left

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 06.02.2012 | Home
Lawrence Wittner

Is it possible to cope with the immense dangers posed by the rapid consumption of the world's resources? In The Race for What's Left, Michael Klare claims that it is -- but only through a significant change in behavior.

Conflict in Mali Threatens to Escalate Food Crisis in Sahel Region

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

Growing insecurity in Mali and northern Nigeria is disrupting the supply of food to communities suffering from a major food crisis affecting 13 million people in West Africa.

A Mind Safari with Stargazer Not Vital

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala Artist Not Vital in Agadez, Niger - Mekafoni. Camel, 2003 - Courtesy of the artist and Sperone Westwater Gallery New York Raised...

Joseph Kony and the Other Africa

Paul Stoller | Posted 05.19.2012 | Media
Paul Stoller

So Africa is not a country and Africans don't speak "African." What about the most pernicious stereotype -- that in the face of ongoing civil war and unending famine, "Africans" are powerless and need our help?

Drought in Sahel Could Become a Catastrophe for 13 Million

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

Some 13 million people are at severe risk from a food crisis which is set to escalate into a full scale humanitarian emergency in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa if urgent action is not taken.

Senegalese Legend Baaba Maal in Mauritania: "The World Needs to React"

Louis Belanger | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Louis Belanger

During a visit to the Gorgol region of Mauritania, Senegalese musician Baaba Maal discovered the harsh reality for communities affected by a food crisis that now touches one in four people across the country.

Niger: Food Crisis or Ground Floor Opportunity to Save Mothers and Babies

Jeanne Faulkner | Posted 04.18.2012 | Impact
Jeanne Faulkner

Ask a woman when she was hungriest, she might say when she was pregnant or breastfeeding. I drove to McDonald's where I was seduced by a filet-o-fish sandwich. In contrast to what's happening in Niger, I wasn't hungry at all.

Sahel in 10 Pictures: The Food Crisis in West Africa

Louis Belanger | Posted 04.03.2012 | World
Louis Belanger


PHOTOS: The Tuareg, Gaddafi's Recruits From The Sahara

Posted 11.06.2011 | World

In the September 2011 issue of National Geographic, Peter Gwin accompanies Tuareg rebels on a walk through a remote corner of the world. For years, th...

Time, Well-Being and the Political Moment

Paul Stoller | Posted 10.12.2011 | Technology
Paul Stoller

In America, the land of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, there seems to be a limited pool of well-being. We are wired-in, but existentially alone; we are electronically connected in social networks, but isolated from social groups.

Mediums and Their Political Messages

Paul Stoller | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Paul Stoller

If Republican leaders begin to act more like public servants and less like non-thinking fundamentalist soldiers, we might begin to repair our political system. If not, their absolutism will plunge us into unspeakable economic darkness.

WATCH: Child Photographers Document Lives Of Children In Niger

Posted 08.21.2011 | Home

In Niger, a group of children assumed roles as advocacy journalists last week, taking to the streets armed with digital cameras and the objective of t...