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- Fighting Rages as Libya Force Pushes Toward Key Western City
- Fractured Tunisian Parliament Moves Toward Agreement on PM
- Merkel Stresses That Europe Has An Interest In Preventing The Escalation Of The Conflict In Libya
- The German Chancellor And The Chinese President Discuss Implementing The Outputs Of The Berlin Conference On Libya
- Chad’s Foreign Minister: The Spread Of Arms And The Worsening Situation In The Sahel Have Been Caused By The Libyan Crisis
12 Feb 2015
Close to US$2 billion are needed to address the food and malnutrition crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa, according to the UN.
20 million people in the Sahel are currently food insecure, the humanitarian envoy for the region has warned on Thursday.
The Sahel runs through south of Africa’s Sahara Desert, which is plagued by chronic food shortages, a situation exacerbated by the impact of climate change, natural disasters and armed conflict.
Some 145 million people in nine countries live in the region.
Mr Robert Piper gave Cristina Silveiro an overview of the situation.