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UN, Warning of Migration Specter, Seeks Record $2B for Sahel

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The United Nations on Wednesday sought a record $2 billion for the Sahel to tackle what a senior U.N. official called a triple crisis of poverty, insecurity and climate change that could lead to a new wave of migration. The United Nations has increased its appeal for the nine countries in the semiarid band stretching from Senegal to Chad more than tenfold in as many years, but each year funding has fallen short. Toby Lanzer, U.N. regional humanitarian coordinator, said that it would be...

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