An international alliance must create a plan for these fragile African states to prevent catastrophe in a region already buckling under the strain
Refugees fleeing conflict have already sent shockwaves through the political systems of Europe. But unless we take urgent action now and help the countries of the Sahel, we will face the prospect of millions more refugees in the time to come.
A coordinated and comprehensive plan to partner these nations and help them to avoid catastrophe is essential for them and for us. It should be devised by an alliance between Europe, the US and Arab allies in the Gulf.