Socio-Economic Effects Of Drought In The Semi-Arid Sahel: A Review

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620463
Title:
Socio-Economic Effects Of Drought In The Semi-Arid Sahel: A Review
Authors:
ABDULLAHI, HASSAN GANA; Fullen, Michael A.; Oloke, David
Abstract:
Drought in the Sahel is a feature which affects different aspects of peoples’ lives and their environment, including the mortality of people and livestock. Lack of proper infrastructure also triggers effects on socio-economic activities. Severe drought and natural resource constraints triggered by water scarcity in the world’s drylands, in addition to rapid population growth, acute poverty and drought coping conditions, contribute to hunger, social conflicts and environmental degradation. Sahelian rainfall declined ∼20-30% towards the end of the 20th century; the 1970s droughts (‘Great Drought’) showed different severity across the region. In 2011 severe drought struck Somalia, causing a humanitarian crisis which affected over 10 million people, 2 million among them were malnourished children, leaving 380,000 refugees in Kenya. This research is a review of socio-economic effects of drought in Sahel to make recommendation for Yobe state, Nigeria.
Citation:
Volume-4,Issue-1, Spl. Iss-1, Pages 95-99
Publisher:
IRAJ
Journal:
International Journal of Advances in Science, Engineering and Technology
Issue Date:
Jan-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620463
Additional Links:
http://iraj.in/journal/IJASEAT/volume.php?volume_id=224
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
2321-9009
Appears in Collections:
FSE

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dc.contributor.authorABDULLAHI, HASSAN GANAen
dc.contributor.authorFullen, Michael A.en
dc.contributor.authorOloke, Daviden
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-04T13:52:44Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-04T13:52:44Z-
dc.date.issued2016-01-
dc.identifier.citationVolume-4,Issue-1, Spl. Iss-1, Pages 95-99en
dc.identifier.issn2321-9009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620463-
dc.description.abstractDrought in the Sahel is a feature which affects different aspects of peoples’ lives and their environment, including the mortality of people and livestock. Lack of proper infrastructure also triggers effects on socio-economic activities. Severe drought and natural resource constraints triggered by water scarcity in the world’s drylands, in addition to rapid population growth, acute poverty and drought coping conditions, contribute to hunger, social conflicts and environmental degradation. Sahelian rainfall declined ∼20-30% towards the end of the 20th century; the 1970s droughts (‘Great Drought’) showed different severity across the region. In 2011 severe drought struck Somalia, causing a humanitarian crisis which affected over 10 million people, 2 million among them were malnourished children, leaving 380,000 refugees in Kenya. This research is a review of socio-economic effects of drought in Sahel to make recommendation for Yobe state, Nigeria.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIRAJen
dc.relation.urlhttp://iraj.in/journal/IJASEAT/volume.php?volume_id=224en
dc.titleSocio-Economic Effects Of Drought In The Semi-Arid Sahel: A Reviewen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Advances in Science, Engineering and Technologyen
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