A complex and interconnected web of crises that affect 32.8 million people in the Sahel region make them vulnerable to protection services and humanitarian aid. These crises are made worse by instability, a deteriorating security environment, and the effects of climate change. If humanitarians are not provided with the necessary resources to address these crises and assist the most vulnerable individuals in the region, lives could be in danger, according to the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The Sahelian crisis is increasingly affecting countries outside of the region; 123,116 refugees and asylum seekers are currently being hosted by the coastal nations of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Togo, while 128,100 are being hosted by Mauritania.