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Next Africa: With Ukraine in Focus, World Forgets Sahel Food Crisis

Malian soldiers patrol on November 2, 2017 in central Mali, in the border zone with Burkina Faso and Niger.

Malian soldiers patrol on November 2, 2017 in central Mali, in the border zone with Burkina Faso and Niger.

Photographer: DAPHNE BENOIT/AFP

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Deepening food insecurity across six West African nations has largely escaped global notice.