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U.N. changes tack to slow worsening hunger, poverty in Sahel

By Misha Hussain | Fri, 13 Dec 2013 05:00 AM
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DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The United Nations is changing tack in its efforts to tackle the worsening hunger and poverty in Africa’s arid and insecure Sahel belt by bridging the gap between its humanitarian and development sectors, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday.

Despite good harvests, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimates some 16 million ...

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