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AFRICA: Drought in Sahel Affects Urban Cameroonians

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Rural populations throughout the region have started to run out of food since early February, six months before the next harvest is expected. And all governments in the Sahel, except for Senegal, have appealed for international assistance as 12 million p

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Wednesday February 29, 2012, 3:20 pm
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Wednesday February 29, 2012, 4:21 pm

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Wednesday February 29, 2012, 9:28 pm
Noted. Thanks.

pam w (139)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 10:36 am
Donate food, donate water, donate contraceptives!

Daniel Partlow (179)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 10:48 am
Elizabeth O, thanks for the links. This is a horrible bit of news.

Ettore Colella (12)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 1:36 pm
So sad...

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 3:56 pm
Ever so tragic! Thank you Elizabeth O. for the links which I clicked on, and also to Cal for bringing this to the forefront.

marie C (163)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 5:24 pm
Thank you Elizabeth O This is really disturbing

greenplanet e (155)
Thursday March 1, 2012, 7:30 pm
Drought has devastating implications. Really a warning to all on the planet not to burn it up with greenhouse emissions.

. (0)
Friday March 2, 2012, 1:23 am
I see the real story as people going hungry because their leaders use up all of the money rather than invest it where it is needed. Cameroon, just like Nigeria needs good leaders, not power-hungry kleptocrats.

Friday March 2, 2012, 2:18 am
Famines in the Sahel followed close on the heels of droughts before WW1, in the ‘40’s, ‘60’s ‘70’s and 80s in other words on a fairly regular basis. The severity of famines logically increases with population density and resulting deterioration in agrarian practises. A scholarly abstract on drought in the Sahel:
“The underlying cause of most droughts can be related to changing weather patterns manifested through the excessive build-up of heat on the earth’s surface, meteorological changes which result in a reduction of rainfall, and reduced cloud cover, all of which results in greater evaporation rates. The resultant effects of drought are exacerbated by human activities such as deforestation, overgrazing and poor cropping methods, which reduce water retention of the soil, and improper soil conservation techniques, which lead to soil degradation.”
As usual I see no real efforts by the people effected or their governments to do anything other than stand with up-turned palms outstretched.

. (0)
Friday March 2, 2012, 7:28 am
Noted, thank you.

Friday March 2, 2012, 8:11 am
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l L (1)
Friday March 2, 2012, 9:35 am
Bernard; I saw something like what you are saying on the history channel. i was glad I saw it. Now........... wasn't the original intent for the H.A.A.R.P invention was to correct drought condiitions in the world so corrects the situations of starvations in countries? But instead they use it as a weapon of MD?
So..... why in this case don't they apply that invention to bring rain to this region to solve this problem for once and for all?

Kerrie G (116)
Friday March 2, 2012, 3:40 pm
Noted, thanks.

Robert Hardy (68)
Friday March 2, 2012, 8:44 pm
Where are you UN? Where are you world? You may be next!

Saturday March 3, 2012, 3:02 am
Lyn bringing rain to the region is only one of the causative issues. Unless the people in the Sahel start limiting their population growth to a sustainable level any measures taken will be merely short term symptomatic fixes. For the last 30 years figures indicate population growth in the Sahel is over 10 times the level scientifically calculated to be sustainable.
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