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Conflict, Insecurity in Sahel Worsening Humanitarian Crisis

The United Nations warns that conflict and insecurity in Africa's Sahel region are worsening the humanitarian crisis there. A senior U.N. official says poor countries in the Sahel are forced to spend more on security and less on humanitarian needs. The humanitarian problems afflicting the nine countries in the Sahel are enormous. The United Nations reports 25 million people in the region do not have enough to eat. It says 6.4 million children are acutely malnourished. And, half of the...

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