Sahel

Basics
0 WFP Struggles Under Financial Weight of Food Crises

Displaced families in CAR carry 25 kg bags of maize, distributed by WFP.WFP Funding shortages have led the World Food Programme to announce cuts to food rations in countries including Haiti, Kenya, Mali and Niger. The UN organization says it needs an extra $1 billion to meet the food needs of…

Environment
0 World Bank President Leads Charge Against Climate Change

Jim KimWorld Bank The World Bank unveiled its plan to end extreme poverty by 2030 recently. The rapid progress of India, China and Brazil blazed the path towards exceeding the global Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty by 2015. Now the Bank wants to rid the world of extreme poverty forever. Ending…

Basics
0 Will the next Africa hunger crisis be prevented?

There is a looming food crisis in the Sahel, a geographic ‘belt’ that stretches across central Africa from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. After the hand-wringing and finger-pointing following the famine in East Africa last year, you would think the international community would already be mobilizing to prevent…