Food crisis: the EU takes action to support Africa’s Sahel and Lake Chad regions

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In the context of the aggravation of the food security and nutrition due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the European Union is today reinforcing its political and financial commitment to partner countries in Africa. A total of €554 million in 2022 will be targeted […]

How a community-led approach is enabling regeneration of the Sahel

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Patrick Worms, Senior Science Policy Advisor, World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) The effects of climate change in the Sahel are adding to an already burdened local population struggling make a living. Areas of land restoration are enabling local communities […]

Sahel and Central Africa: €210 million in EU humanitarian aid

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU is reaffirming its solidarity with vulnerable people in countries in the Sahel and Central Africa through a humanitarian budget of €210 million in 2021. The funding will be allocated to humanitarian projects in the following eight countries: Burkina Faso (€24.3 million), Cameroon […]

Humanitarian aid: EU announces additional €35 million for Africa’s Sahel region

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. A rise in the number and spread of conflicts in countries across Africa’s Sahel region is putting further strains on already fragile communities. To help those most in need, the European Commission is stepping up its support with a further €35 million in humanitarian […]

The Sahel is engulfed by violence. Climate change, food insecurity and extremists are largely to blame

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robert Muggah, Co-founder, Igarape Institute and SecDev Group & José Luengo Cabrera, West Africa researcher, International Crisis Group For centuries, herdsmen across Africa’s Sahel headed south during the long, hot dry season. Farmers typically welcomed them because their cattle […]