Concern over the rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis in the Sahel region is great, according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. According to data from April 2024, over 3.3 million people in the Central Sahel countries of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger are forcibly displaced as a result of ongoing conflict that is made worse by the effects of the climate crisis. According to survey data from the first quarter of 2024, the main risks that are perceived by host communities and those who have been forcibly displaced are thefts, attacks on civilians, and gender-based violence. Particularly susceptible to exploitation, abuse, and trafficking are women and children. The terrible circumstances are further made worse by the absence of proper shelter, clean water, and sanitary facilities.