Scientists Warn of Drought and Famine in the Sahel

There are already 300,000 to 400,000 people in the region without access to a secure food supply. “A global weather phenomenon could cause a famine in the Sahel this year by combining with already dry conditions to create a ‘double whammy’ for the region, scie...

Malian Refugees Face Hunger in Niger (Video)

Niger is one of the poorest countries on the planet, yet 50,000 Malians have fled there to escape fighting at home. Niger does not have the capacity to feed, shelter, and provide basic humanitarian relief to these refugees. The international community needs to step up, but so far funding for humanitarian relief is falling short.

Pieces Starting to Align for Mali Intervention

The diplomatic pieces may be falling into place for a West African lead military intervention in Northern Mali. This story is not getting much attention in the western press, but all signs are pointing to a potential US and French backed intervention against the patchwork of militias that have asserted themselves in northern Mali.

Are We Going to Let 107,929 Refugees Starve?

That is the number of Malian refugees in Burkina Faso.  It is also the number of people that are at serious risk of starvation because the international community can't come up with the requisite funding for emergency food aid.