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Sahel (sähĕl´), name applied to the semiarid region of Africa between the Sahara to the north and the savannas to the south, extending from Senegal and Mauritania on the west, through Mali, N Burkina Faso, Niger, N Nigeria, and Chad, to Sudan and Eritrea on the east. It has more rainfall (8–16 in./20–40 cm) and better grazing lands than the Sahara, but it is periodically afflicted by droughts that reduce its normally meager water supply and shatter its grazing and agricultural economy. A particularly prolonged and devastating drought from 1967 to 1974 contributed to the starvation of of hundreds of thousands of people, and forced the mass migration southward of many others.

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Sahel Band of semi-arid scrub and savanna grassland in Africa, s of the Sahara. It extends through Senegal, s Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, n Benin, s Niger, n Nigeria, and s central Chad. Over the past 30 years, the Sahara has encroached on the n Sahel in the world's most notorious example of desertification.

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