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16 Aug 2012 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid is escalating its appeal for funds to tackle the food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa amid reports that the situation is deteriorating fast.

The World Food Programme has warned that without new funding, food aid for nearly 250,000 Malian refugees in Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Niger and other neighbouring states will run out in weeks.

A Christian Aid appeal running since March this year which has raised some £475,000 for the region has helped more than 175,000 people. Now supporters and major donors are being asked to give more.

17 Feb 2012 description
report Christian Aid

Christian Aid is responding quickly to assist those living in the stricken Sahel region as more than seven million people across five west African countries face the spectre of famine within months.

Niger, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania are all facing a chronic malnutrition crisis but the prospect of a full-blown emergency has prompted the governments of all five countries to declare states of emergency.

24 Jan 2012 description
report Christian Aid

With seven million people across five west African countries facing the spectre of famine within months, Christian Aid is stepping up its early response plans to assist those living in the stricken Sahel region.

Niger, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania all facing a chronic malnutrition crises but the prospect of a full-blown emergency has prompted the governments of all five countries to declare states of emergency and call for international assistance.