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From Diplomat Artist Buzz & Susan Sacirbey
— Read MORE – for Ethiopia’s race against hunger and expected October floods.
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United Nations & World Bank Announce Joint Visit to Sahel to Tackle Cycle of Crisis

The Sahel suffered 3 major droughts in less than 10 years. It stretches from Mauritania to Eritrea, including Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal & Sudan. More than 11 million are at risk of hunger & 5 million children under 5 are at risk of acute malnutrition.

Blog Report: NEW HOPE & EXPECTATIONS FOR SOMALIA, By Susan Sacirbey
Somalia’s 7.2 million people have struggled & survived 2 decades of civil conflict, drought, & famine. But today, 11 September, ushers in a new era of hope. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the new president-elect of the Federal Republic of Somalia.
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Blog Report: TIMBUKTU IN DANGER, By Ambassador Mo
World Heritage Committee (UNESCO) on basis of request from the Government of Mali placed Timbuktu & the Tomb of Askia on the List of World Heritage in Danger.  “The decision aims to raise cooperation and support for the sites threatened by the armed conflict in the region,” according to an explanation from UNESCO.
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ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT ImageReport: RACING TOWARD ENVIRONMENTAL UNSUSTAINABILITY? By Ambassador Mo
Only 4 of the 90 most important environmental goals/agreements are being fulfilled according to the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5), launched ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil for June 20-22, 2012.  UNEP stressed that drastic actions and big-scale measures are needed to reverse this pattern. –Read MORE for List of Problem Categories–
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ECOLOGY-DIPLOMAT Film Report: BRAZIL WATER
Brazil is hosting the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development that analyzes Earth’s economic & environmental health. The North-East of Brazil is the most densely populated semi-arid region in the world. Low, erratic rainfall and cyclic droughts make farming difficult. These three stories show different ways farmers can make a living from the land while conserving the environment. –WATCH–
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Blog Report: SAHEL FAMINE & MALI COUP, By Ambassador Mo
Mali has been rocked by civil conflict and now military coup. Sahel is already in on doorstep of drought.To avoid a replay of similar deadly combination of drought, food shortages and conflict witnessed in the Horn of Africa just months earlier, UN and related agencies this time have sought to stay ahead of events. –More–
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