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.


A child reads a book at a school in Kidal, Mali.

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