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Sahel’s plight worsens amid fighting, says UN aid chief

03/18/2015. Conflict in Africa’s Sahel region is the biggest threat to saving lives in one of the poorest places on earth, according to the UN aid chief in charge there.

Robert Piper, who’s UN Regional Humanitarian Co-ordinator for Sahel, said that in the last 12 months alone, more than one million people have been displaced by fighting in countries including north-east Nigeria and northern Mali.

Listen to the interview on the UN website


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