TITLE

Food crisis escalates in Africa's Sahel region

AUTHOR(S)
Vogel, Lauren
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/7/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 12, pE555
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the food crises escalating in Africa's Sahel region including Niger, Chad, and Mali. It states that 10 million people are at risk of acute hunger which urged international aid agencies including CARE International and Oxfam to join with Médecins San Frontières (MSF) in asking for humanitarian aid to meet the needs of the population. It says that the crises was due to poor harvests, drought and pest infestations, forcing families to exhaust their food stocks.
ACCESSION #
54110643

 

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