International Community support for Africa's Sahel region

International Community support for Africa's Sahel region

Monday, 26 February, 2018

The International High Level Conference on 23 February, co-chaired by the European Union, the United Nations, the African Union and the G5 Sahel group of countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger), has reaffirmed significant political, security and development support for the Sahel region. Cumulative contributions of € 414m were made to the G5 Sahel Joint Force, including € 176m from the European Union and its Member States, and € 100m from the African Peace Facility to improve regional security and fight terrorism.

Read more about the key outcomes of the High Level Conference