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Sahel Drought

UN: 11 Million Still Face Hunger In Sahel

AP | ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 06.13.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- More than 11 million people are still facing hunger in Africa's Sahel region and urgent international aid is needed, a top U.N. huma...

Chronic Crisis in the Sahel Calls for a New Approach

Nancy Lindborg | Posted 09.01.2012 | Impact
Nancy Lindborg

We can't prevent what appears to be increasing cycles of drought, but we can and are working to create better solutions and build greater resilience among the most vulnerable.

A Band-Aid Will Never Break The Cycle Of Hunger

Carol Morgan | Posted 09.01.2012 | Impact
Carol Morgan

A Band-Aid approach will never break the cycle of hunger. In the longer-term, government and donors must prioritize crisis prevention, rather than emergency response.

Drought Doesn't Need To Lead To Hunger

Eric Muňoz | Posted 09.01.2012 | Impact
Eric Muňoz

Unfortunately, drought in the Sahel region is a reality that is not going away. But drought does not need to lead to hunger. Prevention is key, and this means effective early warnings and community resilience.

How To Help The Sahel

Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact

Amid drought, war, a food shortage and government corruption, Africa's Sahel region is on the verge of an alarming humanitarian crisis, as the people ...

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.

Who Will Help Millions Of Starving People Who Can't Walk To Food Aid Stations?

Marc Vaernewyck | Posted 08.27.2012 | Impact
Marc Vaernewyck

People with disabilities and other highly vulnerable people are bearing an acute burden of hunger. In 30 years, we have seen it time and again. The Sahel crisis is no different.

How Do You Stop A Sand Dune?

Jeff Baron | Posted 08.26.2012 | Impact
Jeff Baron

What may be the best metaphor for what's going on in the Sahel is a very real problem for people in Niger: How do you stop a sand dune?

Sahel Food Crisis: Eat Seeds To Survive Or Plant To Harvest?

Shayla R. Price | Posted 08.20.2012 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

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 hunger.

U.N. Warns Of 'Dramatic' Humanitarian Crisis In Africa's Sahel

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 06.10.2012 | World

GENEVA -- Northern Africa's Sahel region risks being plunged into a dramatic humanitarian crisis unless aid for those affected by drought, conflict an...

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, ...