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In Niger, UN deputy chief spotlights women and youth, visits flood zone

The UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed arrived in Niger on Wednesday for the second stop of her “solidarity visit” to West Africa and the Sahel.

UN chief appeals for urgent action to reverse ‘downward spiral’ in Central Sahel

The world must act now to reverse the situation in Africa’s central Sahel region, where humanitarian needs are at “a breaking point”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a high-level conference on Tuesday to address the burgeoning crisis. 

Only international action can restore security in the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin, says Niger President

In a pre-recorded address on Thursday to the UN General Assembly, Mahamadou Issoufou, the President of Niger, stressed that only international action can restore security in the strife-torn African regions of the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin, and expressed serious concern about the situation in Mali. 

Deadly flooding adds new danger to communities fleeing Sahel violence

Humanitarians have stepped up assistance to communities “on the brink”, who have been affected by devastating flooding in Africa’s Sahel region, where several hundred thousand people have been displaced by seasonal rains.

News in Brief 2 June 2020

  • Western Niger attack forces 1,100 people to flee, warns refugee agency
  • Western European COVID infections see steady decline: WHO
  • Address ‘appalling impact’ of COVID-19 on minorities, UN rights chief urges
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News in Brief 12 May 2020

  • Tropics, northern hemisphere facing hotter temperatures
  • COVID-19 pushes millions more in Middle East, North Africa into food crisis
  • Nigeria violence forces 23,000 refugees into Niger in a month
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Burkina Faso crisis and COVID-19 concerns highlight pressure on Sahel food security

Food insecurity levels in the Sahel region are “spiralling out of control”, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Thursday, as it expressed concerns about the potential impact on humanitarian supply chains because of restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

News in Brief 1 April 2020

  • Now COVID-19 disruption casts cloud over weather alerts 
  • Migrants stranded by COVID-19 lockdown in Niger  
  • Displaced people affected by coronavirus have rights too, says rights expert  
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Millions of children and families in Niger struggle as humanitarian needs mount – UNICEF

Malnutrition, disease, floods, droughts and displacement in Niger have put nearly three million people, more than half of them children, in need of humanitarian assistance, UNICEF said on Wednesday, calling for increased attention to their plight.

News in Brief 19 February 2020

UN-backed report finds no country offers 'flourishing' future for children

More than 3 million in Niger, mainly children, need aid relief: UNICEF

UNAIDS and China work to ensure people living with HIV receive treatment amid COVID-19 outbreak

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