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    @RefugeesMedia - 10/16/2020

    We evacuated last night a group of 153 vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers out of Libya to the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niger https://t.co/suDPD1Ew0L

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    @RefugeesMedia - 10/16/2020

    UNHCR’s life-saving flights from Libya resume after seven-month suspension https://t.co/suDPD1Ew0L

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    @RefugeesMedia - 10/16/2020

    Climate risks in the Sahel are also growing as rising temperatures are changing rainfall patterns and increasing the frequency and intensity of floods, droughts, and sandstorms.

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    @RefugeesMedia - 10/16/2020

    The level of brutality against civilians is ghastly and systemic. Parents are being executed in front of their children by armed groups with alarming frequency.

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    @RefugeesMedia - 10/16/2020

    Attacks on schools in the Sahel are a grim and growing reality. More than 3,600 schools in recent years have been destroyed or closed, affecting tens of thousands of schoolchildren.

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    @RefugeesMedia - 10/16/2020

    Across the Sahel thousands of women and girls have fallen victim to sexual and gender-based violence.

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    @RefugeesMedia - 10/16/2020

    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.

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    @RefugeesMedia - 10/16/2020

    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

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    @RefugeesMedia - 10/16/2020

    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.

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    @RefugeesMedia - 10/16/2020

    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