APPG for Africa: Briefing on the growing crisis in the Sahel

1 week ago

With UK troops due to deploy before the end of the year to the region of which the UN Humanitarian Chief warned ‘nothing scares me more’, this briefing in partnership with Crisis Action will inform Parliamentarians and participants about the growing crisis in the Sahel region of Africa (particularly Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger), the risks it poses, and what the UK can do about it.

Chair: Lord McConnell, Vice Chair of the APPG for Africa
– Pastor Victor Ouedraogo, Catholic Priest and Director of the Diocesan Centre for Communication in Ouahigouya, Burkina Faso (by video)

– Dr Niagalé Bagayoko, Chair, African Security Sector Network: overview of the Sahel crisis, the key root causes and issues, and the People’s Coalition recommendations

– Maureen Magee, Regional Director, Central and West Africa, Norwegian Refugee Council: the humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region

– Ousmane Diallo, West Africa Researcher, Amnesty International: human rights abuses in the Sahel and the need to combat impunity

– Dr Alex Vines OBE, Director, Africa Programme, Chatham House: the UK interests and role in the Sahel and the need for a comprehensive political strategy


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