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Mali + 3 others
Emergency support to conflict affected population in Mali – MLI131

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ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 299,991 Balance Requested: US$ 211,351

Geneva, 31 May 2013 Dear Colleagues,

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Mali + 3 others
Conflict in Mali threatens to deepen humanitarian crisis across Sahel

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ACT Alliance

The escalating conflict in Mali between French-backed government forces and Tuareg and Islamist rebels is creating a new wave of civilian displacement that is straining already scarce resources and deepening the humanitarian crisis in Mali and neighbouring countries, says ACT Alliance General Secretary John Nduna.

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Burkina Faso + 4 others
Hope resists despair in Sahel

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ACT Alliance

by Mara Caputo

Successful initiatives in the Sahel that span the aid-development continuum have been cultivated in the midst of mounting drought and despair, providing a blueprint for a way beyond chronic food insecurity.

The despair is born of a deepening food crisis as an estimated 12 million people concentrated primarily in the West African region of the Sahel teeter on the brink of famine. The governments of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Chad and Niger have already declared states of emergency and called for international assistance.

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Burkina Faso + 4 others
ACT governing board member offers eyewitness account in the Sahel

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The European Union says that 12 million people across five West African countries are on the brink of famine. Draught, crop failure, inadequate recovery from previous years' crises, and rising food prices have left millions without any reserves well in advance of the regular lean season and propelled the governments of Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Chad and Niger to declare states of emergency.