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Sahel migration policies hinder climate adaptation

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Significance

The conference brings together regional governments, the UN, civil society representatives and major donors to discuss the region’s multifaceted crises. The UN estimates the region’s humanitarian needs at close to USD2bn. Addressing climate change and its impacts is one of the key areas of focus at the conference.

Impacts

  • Regional conflicts pose the most immediate threat to climate change adaptation.
  • Humanitarian needs throughout the Sahel may be significantly underfunded this year.
  • Western NGOs may find it increasingly difficult to operate in Mali due to government restrictions.

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