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The Sahel: a food crisis looms

Low rainfall, poor harvests, and high prices are creating serious problems for herders and farmers in West Africa.

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Bleak images of hunger fill a trip into Niger

Across the Sahel of West Africa, 10 million people are facing an acute food crisis. It’s now the middle of the “hunger gap” season, the difficult months, as families wait for the next harvest in September and October. Things will get more difficult day by day.