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Africa Drought

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.

The Faces Of The Food Crisis, Up Close

Rodrigo Ordonez | Posted 08.19.2012 | Impact
Rodrigo Ordonez

In the last few weeks, as a regional communications manager for the humanitarian organization CARE, I have talked to families in several regions of Niger. Despite the variety of personal circumstances, certain elements appear often in people's stories.

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, ...

U.N. Says La Nina Is Back, Could Prolong Africa Drought

AP | Posted 11.17.2011 | Green

GENEVA -- The Pacific weather phenomenon known as La Nina emerged in August and will likely operate into early next year, prolonging the drought in th...

Sharing Loss in Marsabit: Praying for the Drought to Break

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 10.30.2011 | Impact
Elizabeth Wright

Just ten years ago, the landsape around Marsabit town was green, with fields of maize and beans, and mango trees all over the hillsides. Cool mists frequently clouded nearby Marsabit mountain. But all that has changed.