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Rural women’s empowerment: A long road ahead

March 30, 2012

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Published: 27/03/2012 © FAO/G. Napolitano Advancing rural women’s economic empowerment and access to decent rural employment, supporting associations in giving them a stronger voice in decision-making, and fostering their better access to land are three priority areas in enabling rural women to realize their full potential for food and nutrition security. The UN Inter-Agency Task […]

"A Catastrophic Year" as Hunger Crisis Looms over Sahel

February 15, 2012

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By Kristin Palitza NOUAKCHOTT , Feb 15, 2012 (IPS) – Seven out of the eight governments in the Sahel – the arid zone between the Sahara desert in North Africa and Sudan’s Savannas in the south – have taken the unprecedented step of declaring emergencies as 12 million people in the region are threatened by […]

DEVELOPMENT-NIGER Three Million Children Threatened by Hunger

February 5, 2012

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By Ousseini Issa A young child suffering from malnutrition at a nutritional recovery center in Maradi region in central-east Niger. Credit:UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi BOBOYE, Niger, Feb 4, 2012 (IPS) – Women have been left in charge of many of the households in the village of Zamkoye-Koïra, in western Niger, as food shortages have driven male family […]

DEVELOPMENT-NIGER Three Million Children Threatened by Hunger

February 5, 2012

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By Ousseini Issa A young child suffering from malnutrition at a nutritional recovery center in Maradi region in central-east Niger. Credit:UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi BOBOYE, Niger, Feb 4, 2012 (IPS) – Women have been left in charge of many of the households in the village of Zamkoye-Koïra, in western Niger, as food shortages have driven male family […]

Crossing to Safety: One Woman’s Story of Arriving in Dadaab from Somalia

September 2, 2011

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01 September 2011 DADAAB, Kenya — When Fatuma Ali together with her husband decided to begin a trek from Somalia to Kenya with their four children, they knew the journey would be torturous. But it was one that they had to take. Pregnant with her fifth child, Fatuma could hardly withstand the situation in Somalia […]

Crossing to Safety: One Woman’s Story of Arriving in Dadaab from Somalia

September 2, 2011

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01 September 2011 DADAAB, Kenya — When Fatuma Ali together with her husband decided to begin a trek from Somalia to Kenya with their four children, they knew the journey would be torturous. But it was one that they had to take. Pregnant with her fifth child, Fatuma could hardly withstand the situation in Somalia […]

Horn of Africa drought: Survival of the fittest

July 10, 2011

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By Anne MawatheBBC News, Liboi9 July, 2011 Weheleey Osman Haji gave birth after trekking for 22 days, still far from help “It’s a matter of life and death,” says Weheleey Osman Haji, a day after giving birth near the Kenyan border town of Liboi. She and her five other children arrived in Kenya after trekking […]