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West Africa experts:Nathaniel Hurd
Drought, food crisis, famine: What's the difference?
Footage from a camp in Mopti, Mali where people displaced by the recent conflict have fled and are now living. The United Nations' Office for Complex Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates more than 400,000 Malians have been displaced over the past year.
|'What I need most' -- Salissou's story (May 31, 2012)|
11-year old Salissou lives in Niger, where one in four children dies before his or her fifth birthday. Salissou, like many other children in Niger, experiences hunger on an everyday basis due to the growing global food crisis.
|Report from Mangezi refugee camp on Niger border (April 22, 2012)|
Chris Webster from World Rapid Response Team reports on the situation in a refugee camp on the border between Niger and Mali.
|Mom of five afraid for her children's future in food crisis (April 19, 2012)|
Karima is one of 5.5 million people affected by the crippling food crisis in Niger; her baby one of 400,000 malnourished children.
|Mali refugees speak out (April 13, 2012)|
Up to 4,000 people have arrived to the Niger border since January, following conflict in neighboring Mali. Ayna Mohamed Moussa, mother of six, is among them.
|World Vision staff visits Mali refugees (April 12, 2012)|
World Vision is providing access to much-needed clean water for approx. 3,500 people on the Niger border; distributing hygiene kits and water purification products; and building latrines.
|Hassane's fight against malnutrition (March 15, 2012)|
20-month-old Hassane is one of the many children in Niger who visited a World Vision health clinic, feeling the effects of the current West Africa.
|Children's health at risk as West Africa crisis grows (December 14, 2011)|
This slideshow, featuring photos by World Vision's Ann Birch, shows the struggle mothers in Niger experience getting their severely malnourished children the health care they need to survive.
|09/26/2012||World Vision highlighted at Clinton Global Initiative for providing clean drinking water in West Africa with P&G water purification packets|
|09/06/2012||8 ways to talk to kids about disasters|
|07/17/2012||Millions in West Africa now living through permanent food crises, aid agencies say|
|07/17/2012||Joint Study: Ending the Everyday Emergency (PDF)|
|06/18/2012||Joint NGO statement on the Sahel High-Level Consultation (PDF)|
|06/11/2012||Letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: Securing and ensuring a successful Sahel Crisis Conference (PDF)|
|04/23/2012||Millions of people across the Sahel will be left hungry in the coming months unless multi-million dollar funding shortage for crisis response is filled, aid agencies warn|
|04/13/2012||World Vision staff members return to Mali; hope to resume relief and development programs soon|
|World Vision pulls staff out of Mali, suspends programming indefinitely|
World Vision concerned ECOWAS decision to impose sanctions could have broad humanitarian implications
World Vision says any Mali talks must address deepening humanitarian crisis
Niger communities say they will run out of food before next harvest, joint study shows
|03/19/2012||In Niger, more than 6 million people face food shortages|
|02/29/2012||World Vision responds to refugees fleeing violence in Mali|
|01/18/2012||World Vision scales up response to growing food crisis in West Africa|
|01/10/2012||World Vision West Africa hunger statistics and emergency response|
|11/17/2011||Looming food crisis in West Africa, World Vision warns|
|09/01/2011||Escaping the hunger cycle: Pathways to resilience in the Sahel|