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West Africa’s Sahel Region Needs Urgent Food Aid As Supplies Dwindle, U.N. Warns

Thomson Reuters Foundation: U.N. calls for urgent aid to Sahel as hunger crisis looms
“Five million people in West Africa’s Sahel region will need food aid in the coming months following a drought, but current funding will be insufficient to prevent starvation, the United Nations said on Thursday…” (Peyton, 5/3).

U.N. News: U.N. agencies urge global action as drought looms over Africa’s Sahel region
“…According to estimates, about five million people in northern Senegal, southern Mauritania, and parts of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Chad, will require food and livelihood assistance, after having exhausted their food reserves — which may run out by the end of this month. In normal weather conditions, supplies would last beyond June, into September…” (5/3).

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