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Without urgent investment in climate mitigation and adaptation, countries in the Sahel risk decades of armed conflict and displacement exacerbated by rising temperatures, resource scarcity and food insecurity, the UN Special Coordinator for Development in the Sahel and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warned today.  

Greater global solidarity is needed to address the rapidly unfolding humanitarian catastrophe in the Horn of Africa, where millions are going hungry due to two years of unprecedented drought, UN agencies and partners said in a statement on Monday.

Young women entrepreneurs are participating in initiatives to address structural barriers to their economic empowerment. Photo: UNDP Angola/Cynthia R Matonhodze In 2020, COVID-19 pushed an additional 23 millions of Africans into extreme poverty. Job losses are widespread. In Gabon, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia, over 80 percent of households reported loss of income in the same year. On the …

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© UNICEF/Mark Naftalin Young girls chat while sitting under a mosquito net in Bienythiang, South Sudan.

© UNICEF/Tanya Bindra A young boy studies at home in Dori, Burkina Faso.

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