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Mauritania’s woes highlight ongoing drought in the Sahel

The Mauritanian government has launched the “Hope 2012″ campaign, a $148 million project to keep over 2,400 shops open to sell subsidized food supplies to the over 700,000 Mauritanians at risk from the current crisis. According to Time magazine, a $650 million appeal by the United Nations to aid the over 10 million people across the Sahel region has not reached even half of its goal.

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Let Them Eat Plumpy'Nut

"Action Against Hunger (AAH) has sometimes teamed with MSF to campaign for more nutritious food, including Plumpy'nut. 'There is nothing inherently wrong with the standard corn-soy blend as long as it is enriched with micronutrients and vitamins, which isn't always the case,' AAH's senior nutrition advisor, Marie-Sophie Whitney, says."

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Action Against Hunger is internationally recognized as a leader in the fight against global malnutrition. Action Against Hunger works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting 5 million people each year.

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