Mustapha left his home in Guinea two years ago to make the arduous journey to Morocco, hoping to cross the fence separating the kingdom from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta."We're going to cross this barrier," he told AFP, in defiance of increasing pressure on migrants from Moroccan authorities, supported by Europe. A few months ago, migrants like Mustapha were a common sight on roadsides or in camps near urban centres.
'You are what you eat', as the phrase goes, can also be said for ethnicity . West African migrants living in Europe have high prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes as compared to their compatriots in Africa, yet research on the food practices of this population is still in its infancy. Published in 2017 in the journal Annals of Human Biology, our research explored the food practices of one of the largest West African migrant groups in Europe.
The upsurge in armed attacks, poorly supervised human migration, and an increase in food insecurity are endangering social cohesion and peace in the Sahel region of West Africa. This is the claim of the Caritas Internationalis Working Group for the Sahel, which met from 27 to 29 January in Bissau (Guinea Bissau).
Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will today call on its 177 Member States to help the Fund reach its goal of doubling its impact on the lives of the world’s most marginalized people by 2030 - with a proposed US$30 billion programme of work over the next 10 years.