IHSA

Working in the Sahel
Organiser(s): Michaƫl Neuman

Excerpt:
Over the last ten years, the conditions in which humanitarian organisations operate in the Sahel region have continued to deteriorate, as the local and regional conflicts between the region's states and the many insurgencies led by radical jihadist groups have intensified. Providing assistance to the hundreds of thousands of displaced people generated by the war, maintaining previous projects, and even creating new ones in very precarious security conditions: this is the challenge facing aid actors. While the massacres of civilians continue, humanitarian workers are not spared from violence either, as instances of kidnappings of both international and local staff, assassinations, and attacks on buildings have all taken place. Is the risk incurred by humanitarian workers acceptable? How to ..
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