The Sahel: Humanitarian Snapshot (April 2012)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 03 May 2012

The Sahel region is facing this year a new severe food and nutrition crisis. Humanitarian community is already begining assistance and is dealing with supplementary funding in order to cover the lean period which will be long.
The ongoing political instability in Mali has restricted access to Northern Mali where a lack of security has resulted in wide-spread humanitarian needs in the areas of food security, nutrition, health and related concerns. These humanitarian needs are affecting both the population within the region and refugees who have moved to neighboring countries seeking relief.
An on-going meningitis epidemic continues to affect Chad, the Gambia, Burkina Faso and Mali at a time when cholera, lassafever and measles seem under control.

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