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UN Warns of Mounting Humanitarian Crisis in Africa’s Sahel

Ousmane Sawadogo, his wives and children recently fled their village in northern Burkina Faso because of growing extremist violence. After walking 200 kilometers (124 miles) to the regional city of Kaya, they now forage for wild leaves to survive.

“What we need now is food. Everything else can wait,” Sawadogo told the United Nations World Food Program. “Once we get food then we will worry about clothes.”

The U.N. on Tuesday said a humanitarian crisis is growing in West Africa’s arid Sahel region where insecurity linked to growing extremist attacks has forced more than 860,000 people in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger read more >>>

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