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

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

Keys points:

  • Good agro-pastoral production is expected in West Africa and the Sahel.
  • Some localized fodder deficits in the pastoral zone of Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Chad may lead to an early pastoral lean period.
  • Results of the Cadre Harmonisé (CH) indicate that 7.9 million people are in crisis in the current period (October-December 2015) and 10.5 million people during the lean period (June-August 2016) in 17 countries in the region: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cap Vert, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania,  Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.