Will the Sahel fund be another ‘Band-Aid’ solution?

Aid players debate the balance between humanitarian assistance and long-term commitments.

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International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino meets representatives of Nigeria’s health care system on Sept. 13, as part of a tour of the Sahel region.
Ally Foster
Published: Wednesday, 10/03/2012 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 10/17/2012 3:12 am EDT

As Canada’s aid agency prepares to match funds collected from Canadian citizens to provide emergency relief to millions in the Sahel region at risk of malnutrition, some development players are calling for long-term solutions and cautioning against Band-Aid approaches—not just in the Sahel, but everywhere.

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