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With 12 million people threatened by serious food crisis in the Sahel, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO has said urgent action must be taken to avoid disaster.
The UN Humanitarian Affairs office said the severe food shortages are said to be largely due to drought, poverty and staple food price hike.
A top United Nations official and the Secretary General of International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), Ronald Noble, have agreed to work jointly against transnational crimes in West Africa.
Millions of people in West Africa could be protected from a serious food crisis if preparations are scaled up across West Africa, Oxfam said Monday.
With early indicators pointing to a likely food crisis in 2012, with people at particularly high risk in Mauritania, Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali and Chad, now is the time to
invest in preventative measures, the International humanitarian non-governmental organization said.
The World food Programme (WFP) warns of a looming food crisis in the Sahel region in West and Central Africa, while the charity Plan International has stressed the need to “focus on long-term support as well as emergency aid.”
Plan and Global Fund have launched a US$50m project to fight diseases in three West African countries.
The distribution of materials and medicines to prevent malaria, reduce guinea worm infections and river blindness begins later this month across Togo.
Heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have expressed serious concern about security on the Ivory Coast-Liberia border, in the wake of the trafficking and circulation of small arms and light weapons.
Political reform are said to have begun in Burkina Faso after months of unrests and mutinies by soldiers and other members of the security forces.
Governments, private sector and midwives in West Africa have been urged to invest more in midwifery to make the profession more attractive so as to get more people drawn to it.
The second training course in long-term planning using the T21 model technique for the 15 ECOWAS Member states is underway in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.
In Burkina Faso, shop owners victim of looting are expecting the government to compensate them so that they can restart business.