The Sahel: CERF allocations (as of 7 Dec 2012)
Severe food insecurity and malnutrition in the Sahel have presented CERF and the humanitarian community with one of the biggest challenges in 2012. More than 18 million people in eight countries face food insecurity, and 1 million children under age 5 are at risk of dying. Successive droughts, combined with conflict, displacement and cholera outbreaks, have exacerbated the crisis. Since the crisis began, CERF has allocated more than US$111 million to countries in the Sahel to tackle food insecurity and nutrition needs, and to address displacement and prevent disease outbreaks.
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