Nearly 5M Children In Central Sahel Need Humanitarian Assistance In 2020 Due To Increasing Regional Violence, UNICEF Warns

U.N. News: Nearly 5 million children in need due to rising violence in central Sahel: UNICEF
“A surge in violence in the central Sahel region in Africa means nearly five million children will need humanitarian assistance this year, up from 4.3 million, the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday. The agency reported that children have been attacked, abducted, or recruited into armed groups due to the spike in armed conflict and insecurity in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger…” (1/27).

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