Converging challenges, compounding risks - A region under high pressure
CONVERGING CHALLENGES, COMPOUNDING RISKS
A REGION UNDER HIGH PRESSURE
In the Sahel, extreme poverty, fastgrowing populations, climate change, recurrent food and nutrition crises, armed conflicts and insecurity are building up to a perfect storm threatening the lives of communities already living on the brink of crisis.
28 January 2014
Around 7,000 Malians are gaining a real route out of poverty through an Islamic Relief project due to complete next month (February).
Poverty is pervasive in the landlocked West African country of Mali. Food security depends upon an unpredictable and harsh climate, in a country wreaked by frequent drought and conflict.
Unsustainable farming practices are worsening the impact of climate change, as water and arable land are increasingly depleted and life-sustaining ecosystems are destroyed.
As of 31 May 2013, the total number of Malian refugees in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger and Togo is 176,986 individuals. The estimated number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali as a result of the crisis as of 21 May is 301,027 individuals according to the Commission of Population Movements. The current number of Malian refugees and IDPs is 478,013 individuals.
DAKAR, 7 mars 2013 (IRIN) - L'expansion annuelle des programmes humanitaires pour régler les problèmes chroniques des Sahéliens les plus vulnérables montre clairement que les stratégies de développement ne fonctionnent pas. Le Sahel est dès lors au coeur des débats sur la nécessité de développer la résistance aux chocs des personnes vulnérables.
DAKAR, 4 March 2013 (IRIN) - The annual gearing-up of humanitarian programmes to treat the chronic problems of vulnerable Sahelians is a clear sign that development there is not working. As a result, the Sahel is at the centre of the debate on the need to boost vulnerable people's resilience to shocks.
As of 1 March 2013, the total number of Malian refugees in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mauritania, Niger and Togo is 172,426 individuals. The estimated number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Mali as a result of the crisis as of 21 February is 260,665 individuals according to the Commission of Population Movements. The current number of Malian refugees and IDPs is 433,091 individuals.
Letter dated 17 January 2012 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council
Lettre datée du 17 janvier 2012, adressée au Président du Conseil de sécurité par le Secrétaire général