Why the Sahel Needs U.S. $1.6 Billion Again

Even though aid agencies estimate the number of people in the Sahel region at risk of going hungry this year has dropped, the 2013 regional strategy calls for U.S.$1.66 billion to help meet humanitarian needs - an identical figure to the 2012 crisis appeal.

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Sahel farmers are finding ways to reclaim the desert.