Alice Thomas

Poverty and malnutrition are chronic in the Sahel region of West Africa. This year, however, things have been particularly bad. As a result of poor rainfall and high food prices, 18 million people across the Sahel are at risk of malnutrition. One million children face starvation. This year’s food crisis is the third in seven years, and many are concerned that climate change is already causing more frequent droughts and erratic rain patterns.

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