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Break the cycle of disasters for the children of the Sahel and act now, says UNICEF

UNICEF press release on the Sahel crisis
12 Apr 2012
Anthony Lake visiting Chad
N'DJAMENA, Chad, 4 April 2012 - As malnutrition reaches emergency levels across the Sahel with at least one million children at risk, UNICEF's Executive Director Anthony Lake on a visit to the region today called for an urgent escalation of humanitarian efforts to stop the crisis and the cycle of disasters. "This is a region always on the verge of a crisis. Families and children have been weakened from the drought in 2010 and 2005. Now there is growing insecurity in a number of countries with hundreds of thousands of people displaced, rising food prices, and a bad harvest," said Lake during a visit to western Chad today. Read the press release