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06 Jul 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Miriam Gathigah

NAIROBI, Jul 6 2018 (IPS) - Joshua Kiragu reminisces of years gone by when just one of his two hectares of land produced at least 40 bags of maize. But that was 10 years ago. Today, Kiragu can barely scrape up 20 bags from the little piece of land that he has left – it measures just under a hectare.

Kiragu, who is from Kenya’s Rift Valley region, tells IPS that years of extreme and drastic weather patterns continue to take their toll on his once-thriving maize business. His business, he says, has all but collapsed.

11 Jun 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

By Issa Sikiti da Silva

This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17.

DAKAR, Senegal, Jun 11 2018 (IPS) - Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten’ and degraded huge parts of landscapes, destroying livelihoods and subjecting many communities to extreme poverty.

19 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

An international alliance must create a plan for the fragile African states of the Sahel to prevent catastrophe in a region already buckling under the strain

By Tony Blair

Refugees fleeing conflict have already sent shockwaves ‎through the political systems of Europe. But unless we take urgent action now and help the countries of the Sahel, we will face the prospect of millions more refugees in the time to come.

16 Aug 2017 description
report The Conversation

The ConversationEarl Conteh-Morgan, Professor of International Studies, University of South Florida

29 Mar 2014 description
report Inter Press Service

By Matthew Newsome

TUNIS, Mar 28 2014 (IPS) - Still not enough is being done to improve the food emergency in Africa’s Sahel Region as conflict and instability continue to exacerbate any response towards aiding a region where one in eight people suffer from food insecurity.

25 Mar 2014 description
report The Guardian

Researchers collaborate with health officials to plan vaccination campaigns after discovering how to predict seasonal outbreaks.

Read the full report on the Guardian.

07 Mar 2014 description
report Voice of America

Peter Clottey March 06, 2014

An African Union official says the organization’s Mission to Mali and the Sahel (MISAHEL) has launched a cooperation initiative with countries in the Sahel to combat terrorism as part of efforts to stabilize the region.

18 Dec 2013 description

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Tue, 17 Dec 2013 12:59 PM
Author: Elias Ntungwe Ngalame

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – West African states in the Niger River Basin are seeking to tackle climate risks and reduce poverty by constructing three hydropower dams in the next five years.

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23 Oct 2013 description
report Voice of America

Lisa Schlein

October 22, 2013

GENEVA — The United Nations says it is working on an integrated strategy to deal with the recurring crises in Africa's Sahel region. The U.N. says new approaches are needed to make vulnerable people in the nine Sahelian countries able to cope with the humanitarian emergencies that keep them in poverty and dependent on the international community for aid.

13 Jun 2013 description
report Voice of America

DAKAR, SENEGAL — As the rainy season begins in West and Central Africa, meteorological experts are warning of above average rainfall, flash floods and overflowing rivers in the western Sahel. Aid agencies say that early preparation is key to reducing the risks associated with such natural disasters, as well as building up people’s resilience to deal with the aftermath.

Experts from the African Center of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) say that rainfall in West and Central Africa could exceed 130 percent of normal precipitation this year.

10 Apr 2013 description
report The Guardian

WFP says 2012's good harvest in Sahel not enough to alleviate deep-rooted poverty, as millions more face hunger this year

Celeste Hicks

27 Feb 2013 description
report The Guardian

Helping people to survive drought requires a long-term commitment from governments, donors, institutions and NGOs

After three droughts in seven years in the Sahel, governments, humanitarian organisations and donors have been asking how to help the region get out of this cycle of crises. The nearly universal solution proposed is summed up in the word "resilience": the ability of families, households or communities to absorb shocks, such as drought in the case of the Sahel.

18 Jan 2013 description
report The Guardian

EU finds poor maintenance by recipient countries is leaving roads in ruin, jeopardising work to reduce poverty and hunger

The EU has spent billions of euros to build roads in sub-Saharan Africa that are left to deteriorate because of poor maintenance, the European Court of Auditors said on Tuesday.

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28 Sep 2012 description
report The Guardian

Above-average rainfall and falling food prices do not signal an end to food insecurity in Africa's Sahel region

The Niger government took the brave decision last year to sound the alarm early on hunger – the rainy season, from July to September, had been well below average and a drop in food production looked likely.

01 Aug 2012 description

More than one million children are at risk of severe malnutrition in the Sahel region of West Africa, according to two leading charities.

Read the story on the BBC

21 Jun 2012 description
report The Guardian

The politics of aid can delay early intervention, despite last year's famine in Somalia showing early aid can achieve more

By Mark Tran

A recent briefing paper by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) succinctly sums up the frustration of humanitarian groups as they grapple with the food crisis in the Sahel, where 18 million people are at risk from hunger.

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18 Jun 2012 description
report The Guardian

With west Africa's food crisis worsening, delegates in Brussels will look at the aid shortfall and the need to build resilience

Read the full post by Duncan Green in the Guardian's Poverty Matters Blog.

07 Jun 2012 description
report Voice of America

The fight against hunger in the Sahel region continues as the World Food Program, WFP, and its partners are vigorously responding with humanitarian assistance to reach more than nine million people.

Consecutive droughts over the past three years have been ravaging the region, giving people no time to recover or grow food.

31 May 2012 description
report Inter Press Service

Rousbeh Legatis interviews MOHAMED BÉAVOGUI of the International Fund for Agricultural Development

UNITED NATIONS, May 30, 2012 (IPS) - As Africa's Sahel region faces a new food crisis, smallholder famers hold the key to making future development policies sustainable.

29 May 2012 description
report Youphil

Rédaction

Morgane Tual

Le Sahel s'apprête à vivre, une nouvelle fois, une grave crise alimentaire. Pourquoi cette région est-elle si souvent victime de la faim? Réponse en quatre points.

Après les crises alimentaires de 2005, de 2008 et de 2010, faudra-t-il bientôt placer 2012 dans la liste des années noires pour les habitants du Sahel? Selon les Nations Unies, 23 millions d'entre eux pourraient souffrir de la faim dans les semaines à venir, si la communauté internationale n'intervient pas très vite.