UN chief participates in conference on Central Sahel
United Nations, Oct 20 (Prensa Latina) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will address virtually on Tuesday the ministerial conference to analyze the complex situation in the Central Sahel, his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric announced.
This event, organized by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs along with Denmark, Germany and the European Union, will be broadcast live on UN Web TV, the spokesperson said.
Recently, UN World Food Program's Executive Director David Beasley warned that the Central Sahel region faces one of the world's fastest-growing humanitarian crises.
More than 13 million people now require urgent humanitarian assistance, five million more people than estimated at the beginning of 2020, data from that agency show.
WFP further warned that unless humanitarian access is urgently granted to organizations like theirs, catastrophic levels of hunger could hit hard in parts of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
The Central Sahel is a region in Africa including Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. These three nations have long been affected by conflicts, the main cause of persistent food insecurity.
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