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Reference : V-F-CR-F-03467-A
Date : 06/2022
Title : 5 choses à savoir sur le Sahel = 5 things to know about the Sahel
Duration : 00:01:12
Cameraman : various
Editor : SECK, Mouhamadou Birom
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Production company : ICRC
ICRC producer :
Cameraman : various
Editor : SECK, Mouhamadou Birom
Description : Mali. Niger. Mauritania. Burkina Faso. Violence in the central Sahel is pushing a food crises to the brink. More than 10.5 million people in the region are facing hunger.
Here's the situation :
Conflict has displaced millions of people. In Burkina Faso alone 1.8 million people fled their homes in search for safety. That's almost 10% of the population.
80% of people in the region rely on agriculture to survive. But when they are forced to flee, they lose access to their lands and crops are not planted or harvested.
The Sahel is at the forefront of climate change. A major drought has caused a sharp drop in crop production. Niger and Mauritania have produced 40% less food than the 5 year average.
Water is in short supply. In Mali, lake Faguibine has completely dried up causing entire communities to be displaced. The Red Cross and Red Crescent movement is responding to this crisis but more needs to be done to avert a catastrophe. Humanitarian organizations must be allowed unfettered access to populations in need. Long-term and innovative solutions must be implemented to break the cycle of suffering.
Original language : French; English
Other language : International soundtrack
French title : 5 choses à savoir sur le Sahel
English title : 5 things to know about the Sahel
Colour/B&W : colour
Resolution : 1080 x 1080
Aspect ratio : square
Original material/format : H264
Best material/format available : ProRes 422