Global Leaders Pledge Billions for Sahel
Global leaders have pledged over $8 billion to boost economic growth in the Sahel region of West Africa as they begin a United Nations-led visit to an area that has suffered for decades from devastating poverty, hunger and instability.
Drought in the Sahel region has made agriculture difficult for women in Yelimne, Mali.
With millions of Sahelians estimated to be short of food this year, humanitarian agencies have revised their appeal upwards to U.S.$1.7 billion in order to help combat hunger, ... Read more »
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 ... Read more »
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