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The People’s Coalition for the Sahel

Standing in solidarity with the people of Mali, Burkina Faso & Niger, 35+ local, regional & international organisations launched the People’s Coalition for the Sahel. They are calling for a new approach to insecurity in the Sahel, based on four pillars: People’s Pillars #1: Put the protection of civilians and human security at the heart of the response in the Sahel. People’s Pillars #2: Create a comprehensive political strategy to address the root causes of insecurity. People’s Pillars #3: Respond to humanitarian emergencies and ensuring that aid is responsive to development. People’s Pillars #4: Combat impunity and ensure access to justice for all. Read more on Global R2P and Le Monde.

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Update on Security

Western Sahel: the push for counter-insurgency results is fuelling attacks on civilians, according to a new report After eight years of conflict in the Sahel, the international community remains primarily focused on the two main jihadi militant groups driving the sub-regional insurgency in Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger: the Al Qaeda-affiliated Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) and the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS). The reality on the ground is far more complex. ACLED As Chad’s Problems Mount, What Role for Civil Society? With its people increasingly frustrated by elite impunity, civil society organisations are seeking to mobilise into a coherent protest movement. ACLED Burkina Faso: Thinking Security Out of Informality Oswald Padonou argues that the introduction of military service or a national civic service could help address the growing problem of insecurity in Burkina Faso. WATHI

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