Food crisis escalates in Africa's Sahel region

Vogel, Lauren
September 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/7/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 12, pE555
Academic Journal
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.


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