Crisis in the Sahel: UNHCR emergency and protection response

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Document Type: Strategy Documents
Document Type: English
Publish Date: 1 February 2020 (4 years ago)
Upload Date: 8 June 2020 (3 years ago)
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Crisis in the Sahel: UNHCR emergency and protection response

Document Type: Strategy Documents
Document Language: English
The Central Sahel region (Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger) is facing a severe humanitarian and protection crisis, pushing millions of people to flee their homes. Indiscriminate attacks by armed groups against civilians, summary executions of men, widespread use of rape against women, as well as attacks on State institutions, including schools and health facilities, are the latest drivers of displacement impacting a region already struggling with climate change, extreme poverty, a lack of economic opportunities and scarce basic services. Based on its mandate, UNHCR will work for the benefit of refugees, IDPs, returnees, persons at risk of statelessness and host communities, and in line with its responsibilities under the IASC, for civilians as a whole. Throughout its interventions, UNHCR will ensure it promotes inclusion as well as the meaningful participation of and accountability to affected people.


  •  Protection


  • Chad
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Ghana
  • Mauritania
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Togo

Population Group

Country Group
Mali Mali - IDPs
Niger Niger - IDPs
Chad Chad - IDPs
Mauritania Mauritania - Refugees
Burkina Faso Burkina Faso - IDPs
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