West African Nations Must Work To Build Resilience To Natural Disasters, Humanitarian Crises, IFRC Head Says

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Boost resilience to save lives in West Africa: Red Cross head
“Humanitarian groups in West Africa must focus more on helping vulnerable communities boost their resilience to cope with disasters and crises, the head of the Red Cross said on Tuesday, amid rising food insecurity in the Sahel and relentless Boko Haram violence. Building resilience would save lives and reduce the cost of disaster recovery and aid efforts in a region where floods, droughts, and irregular rains destroy livelihoods and hamper development, said the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ (IFRC) Secretary General Elhadj As Sy…” (Guilbert, 11/11).

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