The Central Sahel countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger are the epicentre of the forced displacement crisis.
More than 1.5 million internally displaced people (IDPs) and 365,000 refugees have fled violence in the Central Sahel, including over 600,000 this year alone.
The time to act in the Sahel is now while disastrous consequences can still be averted. Humanitarian efforts urgently need support in what has become the world’s fastest growing displacement and protection crisis. https://t.co/BTFAYRMrOD @refugees
Armed conflict, extreme poverty, food insecurity, climatic changes, & the COVID-19 pandemic converge in the Sahel.
Across the wider region, over 2.7M people have been forced to flee their homes. Shelter, water, sanitation, health, & other basic assistance needs are now immense.
This Morning: Our @cheshirkov joins @UNGeneva press briefing on mounting needs & intensifying displacement in Africa's Sahel + @AndrejMahecic on resumption of life-saving flights from Libya after 7-month suspension. More on https://t.co/eX93slJeOH soon