Author: Sarah Diminuco

Conflict and Climate: The Duo Destroying Niger and The Sahel

The World Food Program USA states in the Sahel region, “It’s always been an unforgiving landscape – hot, dry and sparse – but now families in the region are facing two growing threats at the same time: climate change and conflict” (“The Sahel”). In a podcast, the WFP looks at the lives of people in Niger who are suffering from… Read more →

Conflict and Climate Change in Mali

In Mali, lies the city of Timbuktu which lies 9 miles north of the Niger River on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. Insight from the World Food Programme (WFP) states, “following the conflict that has affected the region since the 2012 crisis and the capture of the city by rebel and then jihadist movements, the food security situation… Read more →

Food Insecurity in Sahel (Sarah Diminuco)

A recent article from the UN Dispatch states that there has been an increase in hunger in the Sahel Region due to violence and climate change. The regional director of the World Food Programme shares, “the number of food-insecure people has doubled after harvest time, when it should have dropped” (UN Dispatch, 2020). The fragile state that climate change puts… Read more →

Climate Change in the Sahel – Sarah Diminuco

In 2018, critical deficits in rainfall across the Sahel region of Africa led to an increasing need for humanitarian aid. The Sahel falls between the Sahara Desert and tropical rainforests. Due to these stark differences, the climate is extremely variable. Additionally, the region is centrally located between the northern and the southern hemisphere.  In the past, the rate at which… Read more →