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UN: New Strategies Needed to Cope With Crises in Sahel

The United Nations says it is working on an integrated strategy to deal with the recurring crises in Africa's Sahel region.  The U.N. says new approaches are needed to make vulnerable people in the nine Sahelian countries able to cope with the humanitarian emergencies that keep them in poverty and dependent on the international community for aid.  In an unusual maneuver, the U.N. Security Council has asked the world body to draw up a plan to stop the Sahel lurching from one ...

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