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Senior Officials Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Central Sahel

On 27 January 2022, the United Nations, the European Union, the German Federal Foreign Office and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Denmark will host a virtual Senior Officials Meeting on the humanitarian situation in the Central Sahel Region (Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger). 

The humanitarian situation in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger is deteriorating at an alarming pace, with unprecedented levels of forced displacement and food insecurity. The crisis is on multiple fronts, with insecurity as the main driver, further aggravated by consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The purpose of the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) is to: (a) review progress in the implementation of the outcomes of the October 2020 Ministerial Roundtable Meeting; (b) renew commitment for the mobilisation of policy and financial support for humanitarian and complementary resilience response, and (c) galvanise political support for principled humanitarian action - based on the recommendations of each country review process.

Watch the event live here


Thursday, 27 January 2022
2.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m. CET

2.00 p.m. CET Opening Session
2.40 p.m. CET Panel discussion on key outcomes from country reviews followed by a Q&A with Mr. Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, United Nations Special Coordinator for development in the Sahel
3.20 p.m. CET Plenary Session
4.50 p.m. CET Closing Session



Invitation [English] [French]
Ministerial Rountable on the Humanitarian Crisis in the Central Sahel - Stocktaking Report (October 2021)
Table Ronde Ministerielle sur la Crise Humanitaire au Sahel Central - Rapport d’Evaluation (Octobre 2021)
Burkina Faso, Mali & Western Niger: Humanitarian Snapshot (As of 17 January 2022)
Central Sahel Crisis: Regional Key Messages (As of January 2022)
West and Central Africa: Regional Humanitarian Fund Bulletin (As of December 2021)