The Sahel Food Crisis that Everyone has Been Warning About? It is Here
The international community has been warning for several months about an impending food crisis in the Sahel region. It seems that “impending” may no longer be an operative word. It’s here. And the Kanem region of Chad is where it is first hitting. “Child malnutrition rates have soared in the region of Kanem, which is now in the grip of a full blown emergency, Action Contre La Faim (ACF) said. Kanem is one of the first areas to be affected by a looming crisis in the Sahel region where some 15 million people in half a dozen countries risk hunger in the coming months. More than 2,000 children in Kanem were admitted to nutrition treatment centres in February alone, triple the number treated in December.