Unicef Sounds Alarm Over Children's Plight in War-Torn Sahel
Africans are facing some of the greatest challenges of our time. Food insecurity, resulting from flooding and drought, along with conflict, the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, and high food and fuel prices, has forced people to flee their homes and the region now has 4.5 million refugees and asylum seekers as well as 12.7 million internally displaced people.
As though that's not enough, the war between Russia and Ukraine and its economic fallout brought more pain as high food and fuel prices worsened the political instability many countries were facing. In the Sahel, cyclical unrest, state fragility, and recurrent humanitarian crises continue, despite national, regional, and international efforts to address the complex range of interconnected challenges the area faces.
Lives of 10 Million Children On the Line As Conflict Rages in Central Sahel
UN News, 17 March 2023
Children are increasingly caught up in armed conflict in the climate-affected, food insecure central Sahel region, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Friday. Read more »
Unicef Sounds Alarm Over Children's Plight in War-Torn Sahel Region
allAfrica, 17 March 2023
Africans are facing some of the greatest challenges of our time. Food insecurity, resulting from flooding and drought, along with conflict, the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic,… Read more »
10 Million Children in Extreme Jeopardy as Insecurity Seeps Into Neighbouring Countries - UNICEF
Unicef, 17 March 2023
Ten million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are in dire need of humanitarian assistance – twice as many as in 2020 – largely due to spiralling conflict, while… Read more »
As conflict and violence spread across the Sahel, Africa's biggest film festival, hosted in Burkina Faso, promotes fellowship in times of crisis, writes R Read more »
Since the rise of Boko Haram in Nigeria and the emergence of Islamist-Salafist groups in northern Mali in 2013, the Sahel has increasingly been caught in the ... Read more »
Just ten years after the rescue of Mali's official government by the French military Operation Serval, renamed Operation Barkhane a few months later, the security situation in that ... Read more »
Over the years West Africa has dealt with chronic instability caused by political crises Read more »
The Sahel region stretches from Senegal in the west through parts of Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Sudan to Eritrea on the Red Sea. Ara Read more »
A child reads a book at a school in Kidal, Mali.