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Sahel Crisis

US: Send Development Aid to the Sahel Region of Africa

Jack Cahn | Posted 04.08.2014 | Teen
Jack Cahn

This Fall, the Sahel region has become a center of international attention with the United Nations calling its security situation "alarming" and deploying 12,600 peacekeepers to stabilize the region. This aid is desperately needed.

How the Changing Marketplace of Food and Supplies is Saving Lives

Caryl M. Stern | Posted 07.18.2013 | Impact
Caryl M. Stern

This year, hundreds of thousands of children lived because of this change in the global market. And because of UNICEF's volume purchasing, prices for therapeutic food dropped by nearly 10 percent -- math that equates to more children saved.

Is Sahel Fundraising Gaining Momentum?

Tom Murphy | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
Tom Murphy

With all the talk of resilience, it seems difficult to imagine how such a poorly funded relief effort can meet the immediate needs of the people of the Sahel.

How Books Are Nourishing Thousands Of Students In The Sahel

Patrick Plonski | Posted 09.01.2012 | Impact
Patrick Plonski

Each of Nigeria's 158 million people has hopes, dreams and aspirations. Each and every one wants to achieve his or her goals to make a better life for themselves and their families. That is why Books For Africa is in Nigeria.

Helping Africa's Sahel Region Before Crisis Hits: What You Can Do

Jessica Prois | Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact
Jessica Prois

To call attention to the developing crisis in the Sahel we're asking our readers to road-test a new social-network platform called Thunderclap, which allows people to send one uniform message, either by tweet or via a post to other social networks, like Facebook.

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.

What the Sahel Needs

Julien Schopp | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Julien Schopp

As we talk about resilience, let's not forget to focus our limited attention on the Sahel drought and the needless number of children at risk of starvation, and on Mali, where innocent civilians are fleeing conflict and persecution.

The Forgotten Children of the Sahel

Jennifer Nielsen | Posted 08.18.2012 | Impact
Jennifer Nielsen


Sahel Crisis Blogger Series: Share Your Stories

Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 06.21.2012 | Impact

A humanitarian crisis looms in Africa's Sahel region, as drought, war, a food shortage and government corruption have the populations of this sub-Saha...

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

Louis Belanger | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Louis Belanger


In the Wake of the East Africa Crisis, Will Help Arrive in Time for the Sahel?

Paul O'Brien | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Paul O'Brien

The early warning systems for the Sahel are now signalling an escalating, large-scale crisis that threatens to leave 13 million people in need of emergency food assistance by April. We cannot afford to wait to act until conditions reach crisis levels.