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    Explaining the Sahel drought problem

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Millions of people in the Sahel region are facing severe food shortages because of drought.

    The Sahel is a dry stretch of land south of the Sahara that stretches across 12 countries. Several of them have declared food emergencies, including Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Chad and Burkina Faso.

    Al Jazeera reports in-depth on the current situation across the Sahel.