Appeals & Response Plans
- Mauritania: Drought - May 2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Mauritania: Floods - Sep 2013
- Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2008
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2007
Maps & Infographics
Hundreds of thousands of people across Niger, Mali, Mauritania and Burkina Faso face a second consecutive year of chronic food shortages.
In July 2005, the attention of the world's media turned briefly to the remote Sahel region of West Africa, where a cruel combination of drought and locust plague had left up to 8 million people in danger of chronic food shortages.
According to a recent UN survey, 20 per cent of children under the age of five in Niger are suffering from malnutrition.
A devastating combination of drought and a locust plague has destroyed vital harvests across the Sahel region of West Africa, leaving up to 8 million people in danger of chronic food shortages.
It's nearly two months since Red Cross launched an urgent global appeal to assist millions of people threatened with chronic food shortages in the Sahel region of West Africa. Yet to date the appeal has raised only $5.9 million -- $12.1 million short of what's needed to assist 532,000 people for up to six months.
The International Red Cross is rapidly establishing a critical food pipeline in West Africa to help meet the needs of more than half a million people - including tens of thousands of children - who are threatened by severe food shortages in some of the world's poorest countries.
In the Sahel region of West Africa a potentially fatal combination of drought and a locust plague has destroyed harvests and left millions of people at risk of severe food shortages across Niger, Mali, Mauritania and Burkina Faso.
The CEO of Australian Red Cross, Mr Robert Tickner said the Red Cross in …