13/12/2013 - The Sahel has been hit by severe droughts three times in seven years. Normally it’s every 10 years. The European Commission calls for an urgent response to the continuing food and nutrition crisis in the region. Despite relatively good harvests across the region in late 2012, food prices remain high and have continued to rise.
Malnutrition rates in children have not decreased, and many families are heavily indebted and impoverished after four consecutive food crises. The documentary "The Human Chain", produced by the Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department of the European Commission together with the World Food Programme, shows the triple crises challenges faced in the Sahel and how ECHO and WFP are bringing support to the population.