Light rains, poor harvests and overpriced food will combine to create a severe famine for five Sahel countries if urgent, large-scale measures are not taken, experts warn.
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It’s not too late to act to prevent a major food crisis in the Sahel region, but it will take an “unprecedented effort” from the international community to do so, according to a group of aid agencies operating in West Africa.
UNICEF Urges Quick Action in SahelLisa Schlein | Geneva Photo: AFPImage released by Oxfam shows a women pointing at the dry land in Oud Guedara.
Early indicators suggest a widespread food crisis is coming to Africa’s Sahel region, while some aid organizations say it has already arrived in the most vulnerable areas.
An international charity, Oxfam, yesterday warned of a serious food crisis in West Africa but said millions of people in the sub-region can be protected if preparations are scaled up.