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18 July 2012 - 12:45pmMillions of people face food insecurity in West Africa’s Sahel region. Successive droughts combined with conflict and displacement have pushed people into crisis in nine countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. In Niger, the number of...
19 June 2012 - 1:21pmThe UN and its humanitarian partners today appealed for US$1.6 billion to provide urgent assistance to more than 18 million people affected by the food-and-nutrition crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa. The appeals, which were launched in Geneva, include funding for nine crisis-stricken countries:...