Sahel Crisis

Trading away West Africa’s hunger

DAKAR, 20 March 2014 (IRIN Africa) - Severe food shortages in the Sahel and West Africa are often the result of droughts and poor harvests. But inefficient intra-regional trade also places significant strain on food availability, exacerbating hunger. full report

Emerging from crisis, Mali braces for hunger

BAMAKO, 3 March 2014 (IRIN Africa) - As Mali slowly emerges from its 2012 political crisis and the Islamist insurgency in the north, the new government and its partners are focusing on long-term development. But aid groups warn that there are humanitarian needs that must be addressed immediately, particularly ensuring more food aid gets to extremely vulnerable communities in the north. full report

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