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Niger crisis could worsen insecurity throughout West Africa, UN envoy warns

New York: The security situation in wider West Africa could worsen unless the political crisis in Niger is resolved, the top UN official for the region said on Tuesday, underlining the need for peace.

WFP funding crisis leaves millions stranded without aid in West Africa

New York: Funding constraints mean that the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to limit emergency aid to only 6.2 million of the most vulnerable people in need across West Africa, scaling back from an initial target of assisting 11.6 million, the agency announced on Wednesday.

West Africa: WFP working to feed millions amid record hunger, rising costs

New York: The conflict in Ukraine is driving up global food and fuel prices which is affecting efforts to feed millions in West Africa, where hunger levels have reached a 10-year high, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Thursday.

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.

West Africa: Democracy ‘a constant process’ top UN official tells Security Council

New York: While elections are one-time events, “democracy is a constant process of deliberation and consultation” where dialogue provides an “important arena for the building of national consensus”, the top UN official in West Africa told the Security Council on Monday.

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.

Intercommunal violence, terrorist attacks inflame tensions in West Africa

Intercommunal violence and persistent attacks by extremists, continue to undermine peace and security across West Africa, the UN’s top official in the region warned the Security Council on Thursday, calling for sustained engagement with all partners to urgently advance a holistic approach to peace.

‘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.

West Africa ‘shaken by unprecedented violence’, UN envoy tells Security Council

New York/IBNS: The UN envoy for West Africa and the vast Sahel region, told the Security Council on Monday that in recent months, the region has been “shaken by unprecedented violence”.

More attacks, ‘persisting security challenges’ threaten progress in West Africa, Sahel

New York, Jan 11 (IBNS): A rising number of attacks by extremist groups, using more sophisticated tactics, risk undermining progress in West Africa and the Sahel, the region’s UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday.

Algeria must stop arbitrary expulsion of West African migrants in desert: UN migration rights expert

New York, Oct 12 (IBNS): Atrocities suffered by child and adult migrants from West African States “should shock the conscience of humanity” into action, a UN rights investigator said on Thursday, before calling for Algeria to halt the collective expulsion of thousands of foreign nationals to Niger.

In West Africa and the Sahel, signs of democratic progress amid continued ‘devastating’ violence: UN

New York, July 18 (IBNS): There have been “positive developments” when it comes to democratization across the vast West Africa and Sahel region, but that has been “competing with the volatile security situation” particularly around areas where terrorist groups are active such as the Lake Chad Basin, the head of the UN Office for the region (UNOWAS) told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Liberia prepares to turn a page as UN mission exits

New York, Mar 24 (JEN): As the United Nations peacekeeping mission warps up in Liberia and the West African country looks to secure a stable future, the UN deputy chief on Friday cautioned the Government that while it has made great strides, the road ahead will be challenging.

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.