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UN Regional Coordinator Robert Piper on his most striking memory of visiting the Sahel
17/06/2013 - Video
UN Regional Coordinator for the Sahel, Robert Piper, shares the image that struck him the most during his recent trip to the Sahel region.
15/05/2013 - Photo story
During his visit to the Sahel, ECHO director general Claus Sørensen is able to observe first-hand how people have been weakened by the recurrent food and nutrition crises. 5 million children in the region are expected to suffer from acute...
Defusing the Sahel time bomb -- ECHO Director General visits the Sahel
14/05/2013 - Video
At the beginning of the 2013 lean season in the Sahel, when people´s resources and food reserves start running low, ECHO´s Director General, Claus Sørensen, visited the region. Here is what he found on the ground.
Projet "REPI 2010" (Relèvement des Populations suite aux Inondations de juillet 2010)
22/02/2013 - Video
This film is for relief and development technicians wanting to learn more about the tools used in the ‘recovery’ phase. It deals with key issues currently being discussed in areas with chronic economic and climatic problems, in particular the Sahel...
20/12/2012 - Blog post
Dans le Sahel en 2012, 1,1 million d’enfants présentent un risque de malnutrition aiguë sévère et 3 millions un risque de malnutrition aiguë modérée. En 2012 la Croix Rouge (CR) française, avec le soutien financier de la Direction Générale de l’...
How and why we need to build 'Resilience' in the Sahel
11/12/2012 - Video
'Resilience' defined and explained from the perspective of the humanitarian effort in the Sahel by one of our field experts, Jan Eijkenaar. We are leading efforts to build resilience there through 'AGIR Sahel' which has set the...
03/10/2012 - News
Today the European Commissioners for Development and Humanitarian Aid - Andris Piebalgs and Kristalina Georgieva - proposed a new policy to help vulnerable communities across the world build resilience to disasters.
29/08/2012 - News
Award-winning photographer and film-maker Sean Smith travelled to Niger for ECHO to chronicle the effects of the peak of the Lean Season in the Sahel.
On resilience
03/08/2012 - Video
DG ECHO Head of East, West and Southern Africa Unit Cees Wittebrood discusses the importance of addressing the root causes of the crisis in the Sahel. With compliments to UNICEF
Famine au Burkina Faso
20/06/2012 - Video
The ARTE Reportage team travelled to Burkina Faso, a country in the Sahel region threatened by a serious food crisis. In the province of Diapaga, East of Burkina Faso, ECHO is supporting a "Cash for Work" project implemented by French NGO...