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Sahel drought problem

Millions of people in the Sahel region are facing severe food shortages because of drought.

The Sahel is a dry stretch of land south of the Sahara that stretches across 12 countries. Several of them have declared food emergencies, including Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Chad and Burkina Faso. View an interactive map for more information here

Al Jazeera reports in-depth on the current situation across the Sahel.

Watch the report here:


There is also a wealth of information via the special report page on the Al Jazeera website here - well worth a look if you want to learn more about this under-reported crisis.

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