Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, August 2015

Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, August 2015
Sep 2015

Highlights

  • The rainfall situation has improved markedly in most parts of the region. However, some areas particularly the south of Benin, Ghana and Togo, northwest Mali, central Mauritania, northeast Niger and northwest Chad still experiencing rainfall deficits.
  • Livestock remains affected by the long lean period especially in areas that have experienced delayed onset of the rainy season (southern Mauritania and Mali border, northern Senegal and eastern Chad).
  • The improvement in rainfall has caused floods that affected many people in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali and Niger.
  • Mauritania and northern Benin deterioration of the food and nutrition situation has been reported.
  • Cereal availability was satisfactory in the Sahel with increased fears in the Gulf of Guinea due to El Niño.