Baaba Maal visits drought-stricken Mauritania
Senegalese singer Baaba Maal has visited Mauritanian communities at the center of the current food crisis in the Sahel. Low rainfall, poor harvests, a lack of pasture and rising food prices are among the key factors driving this crisis, which now affects one in four people across the country. Today 700,000 people are food insecure in Mauritania.

Across the Sahel, 12 million people risk being victims of a serious food crisis if rapid action is not taken.

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