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From Relief to Resilience: Heart and Head in the Sahel

Posted on 25. Jun, 2012 by .

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This blog is part of a series organized by The Huffington Post and the NGO alliance InterAction to call attention to the crisis in the Sahel, a region in sub-Saharan Africa where more than 18 million people face starvation and 1.1 million children under the age of 5 are at risk of dying from acute […]

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Sahel Food Crisis Situation Report #2

Sahel Food Crisis Situation Report #2

Posted on 20. Jun, 2012 by .

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Key Developments Conflict in Mali has added a continued layer of complexity to planned relief activities, with an estimated 320,000 forced to flee their homes. A cholera outbreak has emerged in some of the affected areas. Number of people affected is increasing dramatically, with nearly 17 million people now considered food insecure. The U.S. government […]

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Talking about Africa’s Sahel Food Crisis

Talking about Africa’s Sahel Food Crisis

Posted on 19. Jun, 2012 by .

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Over the next couple weeks, Lutheran World Relief will join InterAction (an umbrella organization made up of 190 member organizations around the world) in a series of discussions about the growing food crisis in Africa’s Sahel region. By the Numbers: Number of people facing food insecurity: 10.4 million Children at risk of severe malnutrition: 1,000,000 […]

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Sahel Food Crisis Situation Report #1

Posted on 12. Apr, 2012 by .

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Summary of Situation The Sahel region of West Africa is facing a severe food crisis, with many areas expected to experience high rates of malnutrition in the coming months. The governments of Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Mauritania, and Chad have declared a food crisis and are calling for international assistance. Exacerbating the food crisis is […]

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East Africa Drought Situation Report #3

Posted on 03. Apr, 2012 by .

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Key Developments Food security remains a serious concern for Southern Ethiopia, Eastern Kenya and many parts of Somalia. Many parts of East Africa experienced normal levels “short rains” between October to December. However, Eastern Kenya, Southern Ethiopia, and many parts of Somalia face the possibility of below-average “long rains” from March through May 2012. Given […]

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Page 7a: Stories you may have missed

Page 7a: Stories you may have missed

Posted on 16. Mar, 2012 by .

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While perhaps not in the forefront of media coverage, the impending food crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa is at the top of LWR’s radar. We encourage you to actively brainstorm with us– How can we stop this crisis before it claims lives? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7A: Food Crisis […]

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Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Page 7a: Stories You May have Missed

Posted on 02. Mar, 2012 by .

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This week the Oscar Award for Best Picture was silent, Mitt Romney won both the Arizona and Michigan Republican primaries, and the world learned that Snooki is, indeed, pregnant. But what about news from outside our borders? What else is going on in the world? Here are this week’s stories, excavated from page 7A: Young […]

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