Shy 13 year-old Koubra Mamane’s answer surprises me. A bit hesitant in her speech, and a bit skeptical of the whole interview, she reminds me of your typical teenage girl. She tells us she loves mathematics and has to help her mom around the house. She shows us her school books carefully stowed in a …
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The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) is calling for additional funds to head-off an imminent food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa.
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, international humanitarian organization Oxfam warned.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, Feb 23, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — Today, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, Minister of International Cooperation, announced that Canada is taking action to prevent a famine and a severe humanitarian crisis in western Africa.
IRELAND IS TO make €5 million in emergency funding available to the Sahel region to fight the growing food crisis there.
Abuja – Nigeria — The ECOWAS Mediation and Security Council has approved the release of three million dollars by the ECOWAS Commission to provide humanitarian assistance to victims of food crisis and rebel attacks in the Sahel-Sahara region of West Africa.
Last week the United Nations announced that famine conditions in Somalia had eased, thanks to a good harvest and strong response from the humanitarian community. It warned, however, that failure to continue to respond could have dire consequences and urged donors to continue to give generously to the 2.34 million people still living in crisis.
Accra, Feb 02, GNA – The UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter, on Thursday criticised the slow response to warning signs that led to the food crisis in the Sahel region of West-Central Africa.
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.
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.