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How to build resilience in the Sahel

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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.

Read the blog post by David Gressly, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, in the Guardian's Poverty Matters Blog.