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16 Dec 2013 description
To respond to humanitarian emergencies around the world in 2014, $12.9 billion is needed to help 52 million people. A record $6.5 billion is required for Syria operations.
01 Nov 2013 description
report IRIN
Harsher droughts and rising numbers of conflicts with farmers are threatening the future of pastoralism in the Sahel, but experts say that integrating crop and livestock systems can help sustain the livelihoods of herders and farmers.
23 Oct 2013 description
report Voice of America
The U.N. Security Council has asked the world body to draw up a plan that examines the humanitarian, political, security and developmental issues affecting the region.
07 Oct 2013 description
report ECOWAS
ECOWAS has taken a major step towards achieving the MDGs on food security by establishing a Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food with headquarters in Lomé, Togo.
30 Aug 2013 description
To date, more than 200,000 people have been affected in Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Senegal. Buildings have collapsed, roads have been rendered impassable, and valuable farmland is submerged.
07 Jul 2013 description
report IRIN
Boosting agricultural productivity in the Sahel region is crucial, say experts, but governments still under-fund the sector, as do international donors who favour short-term fixes.
04 Jul 2013 description
Humanitarian actors in the Sahel revised their request to $1.7 billion up from $1.6 billion to respond to the continued needs this year in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, The Gambia and Cameroon.
26 Jun 2013 description
For 2013, some 103,000 people are still food insecure in the country and 29,500 children are at risk of Global Acute Malnutrition and 4,000 children of Severe Acute Malnutrition.
12 Jun 2013 description
report UN News Service
Despite better rains and harvest projections for 2013, over 11 million people are affected by food insecurity. The humanitarian appeal is only 36 per cent funded.
27 Feb 2013 description
report The Guardian
Helping people to survive drought requires a long-term commitment from governments, donors, institutions and NGOs