Long-Term, Grant-Based Development Work Needed To Ensure Success Of Military, Humanitarian Efforts In Sahel, UNOCHA Head Says

Devex: U.N. humanitarian chief decries short-term focus in Sahel
“Military and humanitarian efforts in the Sahel will fail unless they are accompanied by long-term, grant-based development work, head of United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, said Wednesday. … Lowcock said the underlying problems to be addressed include: poverty, demographic growth, education, governance failures, and environmental stresses, made worse by climate change. ‘A lot of what needs to be done can only be done through (grants) or very, very concessional resources,’ he said… ” (Chadwick, 6/14).