Sahel in flames

On May 31, 2019 The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN News) published an article that might be of interest for our readers: “The Sahel in flames.”

The article begins with these findings:

The civilian toll in numbers

  • Civilian fatalities rose 7,000 percent in Burkina Faso, 500 percent in Niger, and 300 percent in Mali compared to the previous year

  • 440,000 people displaced by conflict, a five-fold increase over the previous year

  • 1.8 million people face food insecurity

  • 5.1 million people require humanitarian assistance

  • 157 men, women, and children killed in March in one attack in Mali

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