Animation illustrating the spreading violence in the Sahel over recent 20 year period by the World Economic Forum (WEF)
c) BBC: Nigeria’s security crises – five different threats By Aliyu Tanko
Nigeria is faced with an unprecedented wave of different but overlapping security crises – from kidnapping to extremist insurgencies – almost every corner of the country has been hit by violence and crime.
d) UNHCR: Sahel internal displacement tops 2 million as violence surges by Moussa Bougma in Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, 22 January 2021
Grim milestone reached in world’s fastest-growing displacement crisis as fighting uproots 11,400 within Burkina Faso.
Aguiratou Diallo (right) and her family, who were internally displaced following violence, pictured in Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso, in January.
e) ReliefWeb: Over 360,000 Persons Displaced in Chad’s Lake Province, Over Half of Province’s Population, 28 Aug 2020
f) UNHCR: Record numbers forced to flee ongoing violence in Burkina Faso, 23 July 2021
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva
Terrorist groups feign leadership on climate change, hijacking environmental narratives to challenge fragile governments in the Middle East and Africa, Austin Bodetti
The African countries of the Sahel stand to be among the most affected by climate change. To help mitigate its effects, Beza Tesfaye argues that the United States should partner with civil society groups and expand climate adaptation and financing efforts.