U.N. Launches Record $1.98B Humanitarian Appeal For Africa’s Sahel Region, Hit By Poverty, Conflict, Climate Change

Reuters: U.N. seeks record $2 billion for Sahel as migration specter looms
“The United Nations sought on Wednesday a record $2 billion for the Sahel in what a senior U.N. official says is necessary to tackle a triple crisis of poverty, insecurity, and climate change that could lead to a new wave of migration…” (Farge, 12/9).

U.N. News Centre: U.N. agencies launch $1.98 billion humanitarian appeal for Africa’s crises-hit Sahel region
“… ‘We need the renewed support of the international community to ensure millions are afforded the most basic assistance and protection they deserve to survive and live a dignified life,’ said Toby Lanzer, assistant secretary general and regional humanitarian coordinator for the Sahel, in a news release issued by the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)…” (12/9).