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18 Jul 2013 description
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Food crisis, drought, chronic hunger, rising food prices: the Sahel region continues yet again to suffer from recurrent food and nutrition crises. After 2005 and 2010, the populations of the Sahel region have had to face yet another crisis in 2012, following a disastrous agricultural season in 2011.

31 Jul 2012 description
report ACTED

Since the beginning of the conflicts in Northern Mali, some 202,600 people have fled their villages to find refuge in neighboring countries Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger. Some 155,000 are currently displaced within the country, notably in the South and in capital city Bamako.

19 Jan 2012 description
report ACTED

NIAMEY [ACTED News] - The joint report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme, “Food security and humanitarian implications in Western Africa and in the Sahel”, published in December 2011, reports that the Sahelian Belt accounted for a 2.5 million metric ton cereal deficit. Import predictions should provide balance, but availability is unequal in the region, in a context that has seen dry cereal prices continuously increase since November.