Ouagadougou, 05 November, 2020 / 8:03 pm (ACI Africa).
The leadership of the global confederation of Catholic relief agencies, Caritas Internationalis (CI), has outlined five lines of action that could help address the crisis in the Central Sahel region, which comprises the West African nations of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
The proposed lines of action are part of CI’s Tuesday, November 3 report following the October 20 high-level ministerial round table virtual session, which Denmark, Germany, the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) jointly hosted.
CI officials propose addressing the root causes of the crisis and the promotion of the role of civil society organizations as well as community-based approaches in peace building initiatives. Coordinated efforts among peace workers carrying out humanitarian development and efforts toward protecting displaced persons are also proposed.
As a fifth line of action, CI leadership advocates for a people-centered approach to peace and sustainable development in the three West African nations.
CI’s leadership proposes the promotion of “multi-dimensional and longer-term approaches to development, humanitarian and peace efforts to address the root causes of the crisis in the Central Sahel region.”