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Decade of Sahel conflict leaves 2.5 million people displaced

New York: The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) called on Friday for concerted international action to end armed conflict in Africa’s central Sahel region, which has forced more than 2.5 million people to flee their homes in the last decade.

35.8 million face lean season food crisis in West Africa and Sahel

New York: Growing food insecurity that is already affecting tens of millions of people across West Africa and the Sahel, must not be ignored by the international community, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.

UNHCR urges greater protection for Sahel communities after deadly attack

New York: Ten days after armed groups carried out a deadly attack on three villages near the western Niger town of Tillia, UN humanitarians have repeated their call for greater protection of civilians and all those displaced by violence in the Sahel.

Secretary-General underscores need for peace and stability in Africa’s Sahel region

New York: The UN Secretary-General has underlined his concern for Africa’s Sahel region, where deteriorating security and violence are aggravating an already difficult humanitarian situation that is unfolding amid the COVID-19 pandemic and climate emergency.

Joint UN-INTERPOL operation disrupts firearms supply to terrorist networks in West Africa and Sahel

New York: An international operation coordinated jointly by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the international police organization INTERPOL has disrupted trafficking networks that supply terrorist groups across West Africa and the Sahel, the UN agency reported on Monday.

UN deputy chief conducts solidarity visit to West Africa and the Sahel

New York: The UN Deputy Secretary-General is on a two-week solidarity visit to West Africa and the Sahel to underscore the Organization’s support to countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

UN chief appeals for urgent action to reverse ‘downward spiral’ in Central Sahel

New York: The world must act now to reverse the situation in Africa’s central Sahel region, where humanitarian needs are at “a breaking point”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a high-level conference on Tuesday to address the burgeoning crisis.

Terrorist groups exploiting COVID-19 in Sahel, UN peacekeeping chief tells Security Council

New York: COVID-19 is complicating an already complex security situation in the Sahel, with terrorist groups exploiting the pandemic as they step up attacks on national and international forces, the UN’s peacekeeping chief said on Friday.

Escalating Burkina Faso violence brings wider Sahel displacement emergency into focus

New York/IBNS: Deadly attacks on villages in Burkina Faso have forced 150,000 people to flee in just the last three weeks, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday, warning of a displacement emergency in the wider Sahel region.

Africa’s Sahel: Act now before the crisis ‘becomes unmanageable’, urges Grandi

New York/IBNS: The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is stepping up response in Africa’s Sahel region where escalating violence has forced a rising number of people to flee their homes.

‘Unprecedented terrorist violence’ in West Africa, Sahel region

New York/IBNS: The top UN official in West Africa and the Sahel updated the Security Council on Wednesday, describing an “unprecedented" rise in terrorist violence across the region.

Guinea-Bissau spotlights threats of organized crime, Sahel terrorism in speech to UN Assembly

New York: Organized criminal networks continue to pose a threat to Guinea-Bissau and undermine stability in the West African nation, Foreign Minister Suzi Barbosa said in her speech on Saturday to the UN General Assembly.

UN chief urges scaled up response for peace, across troubled Sahel’s region

New York: Humanitarian and development responses for Mali and Africa’s wider Sahel region “are falling short”, and support must be scaled up to ensure a hopeful future for its people, the Secretary-General told world leaders at a special high level meeting inside UN Headquarters on Wednesday.  

‘The time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging support for regional force combating Sahel terrorism

New York, May 17 (IBNS): The five-year-old force working to stabilize Africa’s Sahel has shown great potential, but needs more support from the international community to reach full operational capacity, a top UN peacekeepingofficial said on Thursday, calling for enhanced political and economic solutions to help tackle the strife-torn region’s myriad challenges.  

Sahel crisis reaching unprecedented levels, warn top UN humanitarian officials

New York, May 9 (IBNS): Repeated and increasingly sophisticated armed attacks in the Sahel and food shortages linked to last year’s severe drought, have reached unprecedented levels, putting the future of a “whole generation” at stake, three top UN humanitarian officials said on Wednesday.