Sahel, February 2012 - Agriculture
A severe food crisis is forecast to strike the Sahel region of West Africa later in 2012, potentially affecting 7 to 10 million people in eight countries (Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon). Low rainfall, poor harvests and high food prices are making communities vulnerable to extreme malnutrition. The number of children dying from nutrition-related causes is already estimated at more than 490,000 per year. A team of MapAction volunteers have deployed to assist in preparedness mapping with UNICEF in Senegal.
Further resources for the Sahel Crisis can be found on the following page - Sahel Resources.
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- Date: 21 February 2012
- Source: MapAction
- Status: New