Burkina Faso's Sahel parched by drought

Poor harvest, rising food prices and conflict in Mali forces thousands of families from their homes.

    It is the third drought to hit the West African region in less than ten years.

    More than 10 million people were affected by the previous drought in 2010, mostly in Niger and Chad. This year, the UN says up to 19 million people are at risk of going hungry.

    That is because of a poor harvest, rising food prices and the conflict in Mali, which is forcing thousands of people from their homes.

    Al Jazeera's Laura Kyle reports from Burkina Faso.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    Revival: The Muslim Response to the Crusades

    This part of 'The Crusades: An Arab Perspective' explores the birth of the Muslim revival in the face of the Crusades.

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    Going undercover as a sex worker

    A photojournalist describes how she posed as a prostitute to follow the trade in human flesh.

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

    It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.