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Africa’s Sahel must be a top priority for UN peacebuilding efforts, says commission

New York, June 30 (IBNS): The vast Sahel region of Africa, which is facing multiple threats and challenges – including destructive climate change, drought, terrorism and organized crime – must continue to be a top priority for United Nations peacebuilding efforts, the Security Council heard on Friday. 

New UN-supported farming app is cream of crop in tackling Sahel pest

New York, June 26 (IBNS): Farmers in sub-Saharan Africa have a new digital weapon in their agricultural armoury to take on the Fall Armyworm – a crop pest that’s threatening the food security of 300 million people – the United Nations said on Monday.

Peace and security challenges in Africa’s Sahel region require ‘holistic approach’, says UN official

New York, May 24 (IBNS): A “holistic approach” is needed to the address peace and security challenges in Africa’s vast Sahel region, a senior United Nations peacekeeping official told the Security Council on Wednesday, calling for more investment in better government, social services and youth opportunities.

UN agencies urge global action as drought looms over Africa’s Sahel region

New York, May 4 (IBNS): United Nations agencies have urged greater international support to stave off severe food insecurity in Africa’s western Sahel; a region reeling from the effects of conflict and now threatened by drought and rising hunger.

In crisis-torn Sahel, UN anti-drugs and crime agency helps bolster justice system

New York, Mar 2 (JEN): Africa’s vast Sahel – plagued by humanitarian crises, armed conflict and terrorism – is now witnessing improvements in its criminal justice system thanks to a special programme by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which assists Governments in the region to come together to fight corruption, and human and drug trafficking.

Boko Haram attacks, human trafficking threaten progress in West Africa and Sahel – UN envoy

New York, Jan 12 (JEN): The security situation in West Africa and the Sahel remains of grave concern, the United Nations envoy for the region said Thursday, warning that while there had been progress on the political front over the past year, there had also been a worrying upsurge in Boko Haram attacks.

Sahel: UN and French conservation group partner on sustainable water bird management for food security

New York, Oct 7(Just Earth News): The United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) on Thursday announced a new partnership with the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), aiming at adopting sustainable water bird hunting management to protect wetland resources in Africa’s Sahel region which are crucial for food security and economic development.

Senior UN relief official warns of demographic challenges and growing humanitarian needs in the Sahel

New York, June 29 (Just Earth News): More than 9.2 million people in the Lake Chad Basin are in need of humanitarian assistance and more than 4.4 million face severe food insecurity, a senior United Nations relief official said on Tuesday, appealing for greater efforts from the international community and development partners to meet the region’s growing needs.