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Security Council calls for National, Regional, International support to West Africa, Sahel

POSTED: 4th May

The Security Council, expressing concern about security and humanitarian challenges in West Africa — as well as the potential of the COVID-19 pandemic to exacerbate existing fragilities —adopted a presidential statement calling for national, regional and international support for countries of the region.

In a statement issued by Christoph Heusgen (Germany), Council President for July, the 15-member organ voiced its deep concern about the continued deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in the Sahel and the Lake Chad Basin, as well as the challenging security situation in West Africa, fuelled by such factors as terrorism, transnational organized crime and conflicts between pastoralists and farmers.

Read the full report here.

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