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Amid progress in West Africa and the Sahel, UN envoy warns of region’s political challenges

13 January 2017 – Briefing the Security Council on the situation in West Africa and the Sahel region, a senior United Nations official cited a “rising tide of democracy” throughout the continent, noting that a number of countries had recently held elections which largely complied with electoral norms and standards, upholding their status a model in the region and beyond.


UN-backed aid plan requires $310 million for crisis-affected communities in Cameroon

04 January 2017 – A $310 million humanitarian response plan, backed by the United Nations, has been launched to provide life-saving assistance to 1.2 million people in Cameroon’s northern and eastern regions.


Ban condemns deadly attack on military post in northern Burkina Faso

16 December 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today's attack against a military post in Nassoumbou, province of Soum in the north of Burkina Faso, in which Burkinabè soldiers were killed and injured.


UN refugee agency chief launches appeal to support thousands displaced in Lake Chad Basin

16 December 2016 – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, launched today a multi-million dollar inter-agency appeal to provide support to nearly 500,000 people who have been affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, including those in Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, as well as Nigerian refugees.


UN launches $2.66 billion appeal for emergency assistance in Sahel region

07 December 2016 – The United Nations and its partner non-governmental organizations today launched an appeal for $2.66 billion to provide emergency assistance across eight countries in the Sahel region, where “millions of people still live in conditions of deplorable human suffering.”