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09 Jul 2013 description

Key messages

  • air services are a lifeline for millions of vulnerable people in humanitarian crisis where quick and safe access is critical to save lives;

  • Due to lack of reliable infrastructure, access to many crises is difficult and often altogether impossible. Therefore humanitarian air services are often the only way to get access to remote places and reach people in need;

  • On top of transporting humanitarian supplies and workers, humanitarian air services perform medical and security evacuations;

22 Feb 2013 description

Key messages

• The most vulnerable households in the Sahel are facing a triple crisis: an ongoing food and nutrition crisis; an erosion of their resilience due to recurrent stresses and chronic food insecurity; and region-wide ramifications of the Mali conflict.

• Despite good harvests across the region in late 2012, food prices remain high, malnutrition among children has not decreased, and many families are more than ever indebted or impoverished after four consecutive food crises.