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Situation Update No. 3

Press releases and Real stories

EU donates € 11.5 million to UNICEF to treat malnourished children in the Sahel
BRUSSELS/DAKAR, 27 August 2014 - The European Union has allocated € 11.5 million to UNICEF to treat over 1 million children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in five countries of the Sahel.

The European Commission and UNICEF aim to prevent mass child death in the Sahel
DAKAR, 29 May 2013 - The European Commission and UNICEF are again combining their efforts to combat severe malnutrition in the Sahel. The aim is to provide life-saving medical treatment for an estimated 437,000 severely malnourished children...

Local factory provides home-grown response to malnutrition in the Niger
NIAMEY, Niger, 17 April 2013 – A factory in Niamey is transforming the way the Niger responds to the threat of malnutrition. It is also transforming the local economy.

Cholera upsurge kills more children in the Sahel
As the rainy season unfolds across the Sahel, a recent upsurge of cholera that has killed over 60 people and sickened about 2,800 this year is putting more and more people – especially malnourished children – at risk, UNICEF warned today.

European Commission donates additional 16.5 million Euros to UNICEF’s Sahel appeal as dry season begins
BRUSSELS/DAKAR, 2 May 2012 - Two separate donations have been made to provide treatment for children suffering from severe acute malnutrition in the ongoing Sahel nutrition crisis in west and central Africa.

Selena Gomez calls for life-saving action on behalf of children in the Sahel
NEW YORK, USA, 19 April 2012 – Actress, recording artist, designer and UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez is lending her star power to UNICEF’s campaign to save lives in the Sahel region of West and Central Africa.

Families in Mali struggle to feed themselves as the crisis in the Sahel worsens
NEW YORK, USA, 9 April 2012 – It’s dinner time in the fishing village of Tako, and Mariam Dianapo is worried about how to feed her five hungry children.

UNICEF warns of looming children’s crisis in the Sahel
DAKAR, Senegal/GENEVA, Switzerland 9 December 2011 – An estimated 1,025,000 children in the Sahel region of Africa face severe and life threatening malnutrition during the coming year according to the UN children’s agency, UNICEF.



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