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25 Jan 2012 description
report AlertNet

By Emma Batha

LONDON (AlertNet) – Chad, again on the brink of a food crisis, will keep lurching from one emergency to another unless donors overcome their “repetitive amnesia” on the country and tackle chronic malnutrition there, International Medical Corps (IMC) warns.

Aid groups have warned that hunger threatens between 5 and 9 million people in countries in Africa's Sahel region just below the Sahara including Chad, Niger, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Mali.

19 Oct 2009 description
report AlertNet

Written by: AlertNet correspondent

By Corrine Scotland

There are an estimated 11.8 million IDPs in 19 African countries, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).