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The Sahel situation needs long-term strategy, says UN aid coordinator

OCHA Regional Humanitarian Coordinator David Gressly, who was appointed in April 2012, talks about the importance of building people's resilience while improving agricultural productivity and access to food and nutrition in the Sahel.

Successive droughts combined with conflict and displacement have placed millions people, including more than one million young children, into crisis in nine countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal.

To learn more about how The Hunger Site's charitable partner Mercy Corps is responding in this region, please watch this video.

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