UN Security Council To Assess Libyan Crises’ Impact On Nigeria, Others – The Whistler Nigeria

The United Nations Security Council has resolved to hold strategic meetings on the African continent so as to examine the effects that the Libyan crisis is having on the Sahel region.

The region comprises of parts of Senegal,  Mauritania,  Mali,  Burkina Faso, Algeria, Niger Republic, Nigeria, Cameroon and Central African Republic, Chad, Sudan, South Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia.

The libyan conflict started off before the death of Muammar Gaddafi and has witnessed series of wars between the country’s forces and armed groups, resulting in the displacement and deaths of many.

Recall that the developments in Libya were mentioned by several world leaders during the 2021 United Nations General Assembly, including the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who had said that peace efforts in Africa and the Middle East were partly aimed at addressing the country’s issues.

On that note, the UN Security Council which is saddled with the responsibility of maintaining international peace and security among the nations, said in a statement published on its website on Friday, that its representatives would meet in Niger and Mali to look at the Libyan effect on the Sahel.

“From 22 to 26 October, the Security Council will undertake a mission to Mali and Niger, marking its first field visits since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.  In Mali, meetings will be held with stakeholders and leadership, as well as representatives of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).  In Niger, the Council will meet the United Nations country team to assess the impact of the Libyan conflict and climate change on the security and humanitarian situation in the Sahel region,” it stated.

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