Millions of people in Africa’s Sahel face starvation
Linkedin

Millions of people in Africa’s Sahel face starvation

Lomé : Togo | Jun 06, 2012 at 8:23 AM PDT
XX XX
Views: Pending
 
The UN says 10 million people in the Sahel region face severe food crises

A distress call has been given by the Economic Community of West African States to the global community about the serious shortage of food in the Sahel region in Africa and about the millions who are facing starvation.

This has been reported in CNN dated the 6th of June 2012.

The food shortage is due to several factors like poor harvests, widespread drought and soaring food prices. Coupled with these is the migration of people towards Burkina Faso, Niger and Mauritania due to turmoil in Mali.

This turmoil has, reportedly, displaced more than 300,000 persons.

The Prime Minister of Togo Gilbert Fossoun Houngbo has informed that, compared to last year, there has been a 9% less production of cereals in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

To meet the immediate needs, the West African community has released $80-million – but this is like a drop in the ocean when the minimum requirement is around $800-million.

The UN World Food Program is gearing up to tackle the situation.

Some more interesting recent reports –

Hungry boa constrictor on the loose, people of Heathfield spend sleepless nights

Pack of half a dozen dogs maul a 6-year old girl in Perth

War of words erupts in White House between Eric Holder and David Axelrod

Cover of 1932 Tintin comic sold in Paris auction for $1.6-m

SAS rescues kidnapped British aid worker from the clutches of the Taliban

A spider was responsible for the pole dancer falling from 6th floor window

Rapeseed farms in Gloucestershire attract the Japanese tourists

1 of 5
Next
It is the  third drought in the Sahel in a decade
It is the third drought in the Sahel in a decade
prabirghose is based in Nāshik, Maharashtra, India, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
Report Credibility
 
  • Clear
  • Share:
  • Share
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
  • Clear
 
 
 
Advertisement
 

News Stories

 
  • A distress call from Africa's Sahel: Millions might starve - CNN.com

    Submitted By: prabirghose | 2 years ago
    The Economic Community of West African States sent a distress call Tuesday to the international community declaring that more than 6 million people are at risk of hunger in the Sahel region of Africa, including more than a million children exposed to ...
  • A distress call from Africa's Sahel

    The Economic Community of West African States sent a distress call Tuesday to the international community declaring that more than 6 million people are at risk of hunger in the Sahel region of Africa, including more than a million children exposed to...
  • The World Food Program Assists Africa's Drought-Stricken Sahel

      Voice of America
    The fight against hunger in the Sahel region continues as the World Food Program, WFP, and its partners are vigorously responding with humanitarian assistance to reach more than nine million people.                     Consecutive droughts over the...

Blogs

 >

Images

 >
 

More From Allvoices

Report Your News Got a similar story?
Add it to the network!

Or add related content to this report

Most Commented Reports



Use of this site is governed by our Terms of Use Agreement and Privacy Policy.

© Allvoices, Inc. 2008-2014. All rights reserved. Powered by PulsePoint.