World bodies to fund development in Sahel countries | The BRICS Post

Helping such countries will be a critical new initiative for the United Nations, World Bank group and the European Union over the next several years, a spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said on Monday.

GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight:

Poor infrastructure –  “The Sahel region, a belt dividing the Sahara desert to the north and the Savannah to the south, is a drought-prone area that is home to 80 million people from Mauritania to Eritrea, including Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan.  –  Helping such countries will be a critical new initiative for the United NationsWorld Bank group and the European Union over the next several years, a spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said on Monday.  –  The World Bank Group pledged $1.5 billion to assist the above countries develop safety nets in the face of global economic crises, prepare for natural disasters, and improve existing infrastructure.”

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