Improve children's wellbeing and learning in central Sahel - increasing psychosocial support in schools

Published 16. Feb 2022|Updated 14. Feb 2022
The security crisis on the central Sahel region has been deteriorating due to an increased number of attacks from non-State armed groups and inter-communal disputes.

From northern Mali, to northern Burkina Faso and western Niger, the crisis has gradually escalated and spread, turning now into a serious security threat for the entire region.

The humanitarian impact of this crisis is worrisome with a number of displaced people multiplied by 10, growing from 213,000 in 2013 to 2.5 million at the end of 2021.

Insecurity in the Central Sahel region, combined with extreme poverty, climate change, food insecurity, malnutrition and the Covid-19 pandemic has driven around 3.5 million people among which 1.7 million are children in need of humanitarian assistance.