Sahel Moving Quickly Towards Looming Tragedy - UN Emergency Chief

"A preventable tragedy is looming" in the Sahel region, says the top humanitarian official at the United Nations, Under-Secretary-General Mark Lowcock. He pointed the converging impact of of conflict and insecurity, weak governance, chronic underdevelopment and poverty, demographic pressures and climate change on the people of Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Niger and the north-east of Nigeria.

A young resident at a UN-supported settlement in Barsologho in the north of Burkina Faso.

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