“Recognizing that humanitarian action is nothing but a temporary palliative, inappropriate and costly in this type of situation, we decided that the time had come to engage in a real dialogue among governmental, international and local partners to work towards a better future for the Sahel,” said Margareta Wahlström, United Nations Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator. “The fight against poverty and for development is the only sustainable solution to fight these chronic crises.”Nearly 100 United Nations, governmental and non-governmental participants undertook a dialogue among humanitarian and developmental actors on 15 and16 November.Since 1972, the countries of the Sahel – Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal – have suffered acute food and nutritional crises about every ten years, endangering the lives and health of the population and impeding development.Of a population of more than 68 million in those countries, some 32 million suffer from malnutrition.

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