Child alert: Extreme jeopardy in the central Sahel

Source Unicef

Millions in need amid spiraling armed conflict and punishing climate crises.
Mali. A child reads a book at a school in Kidal, Mali.


Ten million children in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger are in dire need of humanitarian assistance – twice as many as in 2020 – largely due to spiralling conflict, while nearly 4 million children are at risk in neighbouring countries as hostilities between armed groups and national security forces spill across borders.

‘Extreme Jeopardy’ looks at how children are increasingly caught up in the armed conflict, as victims of intensifying military clashes, or targeted by non-state armed groups.

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