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U.N.: 18 million facing severe hunger in West Africa’s Sahel
The U.N. is warning that 18 million people in Africa’s Sahel region face severe hunger in the next three months, citing the impacts of Russia’s war in Ukraine, the coronavirus pandemic, climate-induced shocks and rising costs.
UN: Record 29 million in Sahel need humanitarian assistance
The United Nations and NGOs said that a record 29 million people need humanitarian assistance in the Sahel, noting "unparalleled" insecurity and hunger across six countries in the war-torn African region.
Sahel at 'breaking point' as donors pledge billions in aid
International donors agreed to give €1.4 billion ($1.7 billion) in aid to the central Sahel, which the United Nations said was close to "breaking point."
COVID to displace more than a million across Sahel, new tool predicts
Coronavirus is predicted to push more than one million people from their homes across the Sahel, creating havoc in an already highly fragile region, according to new forecasting software.
Escalating Burkina Faso violence brings wider Sahel displacement emergency into focus
Deadly attacks on villages in Burkina Faso have forced 150,000 people to flee in just the last three weeks, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said, warning of a displacement emergency in the wider Sahel region.
Over 9 million need urgent food aid in Sahel, African experts warn
African officials and experts have warned that the number of people in need of urgent food aid across the Sahel region has more than doubled this year amid an intensification of violence and insecurity.
AU security chief warns 'terrorism expanding' in Sahel
The African Union's peace and security chief Smail Chergui called Monday for member states to tackle the root-causes of extremism, as he deplored the spread of "terrorism" in the Sahel.
Mali urges UN Security Council to fight extremists in Sahel
Mali’s foreign minister on Friday pressed the UN Security Council to quickly adopt a resolution endorsing the creation of a special force to fight the extremists increasingly plaguing North Africa's Sahel region.
Mogherini: EU will give 50mn euros to fund African force in Sahel
The European Union says it plans to spend 50 million euros to finance the establishment of a joint African military force in the Sahel region with the declared aim of fighting terrorism, among other threats.

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