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africans die like flies, right on schedule
DrMarty | April 12, 2012 at 02:45 amby
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Africa's Sahel region, with its harsh climate and environment, needs long-term stability and intense development. Instead, the genocidalists representing Britain and France, aided by the Salfis and Washington, have unleashed a fratricidal warfare, which has begun to engulf the Maghreb and Sahel region. The result: 23 million people of Sahel face famine, ensuring many deaths, and malnourishment of others. Bare survival in Sahel has become a challenge.
United Nations aid agencies say speedy action can save the lives of more than one million children in West Africa's Sahel region who are at risk of dying from acute severe malnutrition.
In an exclusive interview, the head of the U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) tells VOA that this window of opportunity is closing and the time for the international community to respond to this crisis is now.
The Sahel is facing its third food crisis in less than a decade. The United Nations estimates that 15 million people are affected by food shortages and warns that this number could go up to 23 million if the region, which stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to Chad and Cameroon, continues to be neglected.
Children are among the most vulnerable. The United Nations warns more that one million children in eight Sahelian countries are threatened with death from malnutrition-related causes.
"The children are very sick and weak when they come. It's really critical," said Sigo Laroun Estelle, Action Against Hunger's deputy nutrition program officer. "Some of the children have been given dirty water instead of breast milk, so they have diarrhoea or acute dehydration.