Sahel Crisis

Avian flu threatens West Africa poultry farmers

OUAGADOUGOU, 23 June 2015 (IRIN Africa) - The loss, since January, of more than 1.7 million birds across five countries in West Africa is threatening the livelihoods of poultry farmers across the region. full report

What you need to know about the global refugee crisis

LONDON, 18 June 2015 (IRIN Global) - We are witnessing the largest and most rapid escalation ever in the number of people being forced from their homes. In 2014, an average of 42,500 people were displaced every day. The world desperately needs to better responses. full report

Food worries widen in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, 26 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - More than 465,000 people in Mauritania, where lean season is already underway, are expected to face severe food insecurity by June, due in large part to last year's poor harvests. full report

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