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17 Sep 2014 description



• The Sahel region has undergone significant and widespread rainfall deficits, leading to significantly below average vegetation levels.

• Worst affected areas are Senegal, southern Mauritania, eastern Niger, NE Nigeria and central Chad • There was some recovery from late July, in particular in Niger and Chad. However, Senegal and Mauritania remained affected by persistent rainfall deficits.

23 Jan 2012 description
report British Red Cross

The Red Cross is carrying out assessments in the Sahel region of west Africa where millions of people are at risk of a food crisis this year.

Low and erratic rainfall and insect infestations have led to poor harvests and lack of pasture in parts of Niger, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Burkina Faso. Communities are also dealing with high food prices and reduced cash flow from migrant workers sending money back to their families from Libya and the Ivory Coast.

Unless urgent measures are taken now, the Sahel region could experience a major food crisis.

24 Sep 2007 description
report Caritas

Cáritas. 24 de septiembre de 2007.- Las Cáritas nacionales de varios países del Africa subsahariana han lanzado en los últimos días diversos llamamientos especiales de ayuda humanitaria para apoyar las operaciones de emergencia que han puesto en marcha para atender a los damnificados de las inundaciones que han asolado buena parte de la región, desde la costa del Atlántico hasta el Indico. Se calcula que más de un millón y medio de personas han perdido sus hogares en Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, Etiopía, Uganda, R.D.

20 Sep 2007 description
report Caritas

Vatican City, 20 September 2007 - Huge swathes of Africaare under water with severe flooding driving over 1.5 million people from their homes. Countries affected range from Mauritaniaon the Atlantic seaboard right through to Kenyaon the Indian Ocean, and include Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, Ethiopia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda.

Caritas is launching emergency appeals to respond to the needs of people in Ugandaand Ghana.

In Uganda, flooding has affected 300,000 people and with no let up in the heavy rains, that figure is expected to rise.