August 1, 2012
The Slow-Motion Crisis of Africa's Sahel Belt
Michael Burleigh, Daily Mail
Many crises are so visually dramatic that people respond generously very quickly. Last year a massive earthquake hit northeastern Japan, indirectly threatening a nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima. Floods in Pakistan triggered a similar response, as did the earthquake that devastated Haiti in 2010 or the huge Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. The Sahel belt of states is not well known.
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