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Image via Refugees International, taken in Burkina Faso

In the Sahel, Time Has Already Run Out on Climate Change

A dispatch from climate change’s global ground zero


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Mali Refugees, In Their Own Words (Video)

A very well done video from UNICEF lets us hear directly from the people most affected by conflict in the Sahel


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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.


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David Guetta and Usher Go “CERFing” for the Sahel

PSA: To help raise awareness about the crisis in the Sahel, musicians David Guetta and Usher just contributed this song to the UN’s humanitarian efforts in Sahel.


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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.


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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.


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