What can be done in the drought-stricken Sahel?

Published on 02 July 2012

A deadly equation of conflict, combined with displacement and drought, has wreaked havoc for vast numbers of people living on the margins of survival in Africa. (..) We cannot stop drought, nor as humanitarian agencies can we halt man-made conflict, but alongside our life-saving work with the refugees at Menghaize camp, we are mindful of the need to lay the groundwork to bolster the ability of these communities and others in the Sahel region to help themselves. (..) Saving lives in emergencies is at the core of the work of the WFP and UNHCR.

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