CARE Calls for Regional Investment Plan to Break the Cycle of Humanitarian Crises in the Sahel

Thomson Reuters Foundation (July 8, 2015) The international humanitarian organization CARE is gravely concerned by the increasing risk of hunger and vulnerability of millions of people in the Sahel region of West Africa. The ability of communities in Mali, Niger, Chad and other countries to cope with chronic food insecurity has been severely weakened by erratic weather patterns, epidemics and conflicts. The recent surge in population displacement will put these communities beyond the brink, unable to meet both their own basic needs and those who have fled from violence.