Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, March - April 2016

Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, March - April 2016
May 2016

Key points:

  • Good agricultural production 2015-2016 are confirmed in the Sahel and West Africa.
  • 6.7 million people are affected by food and nutrition insecurity with 4.2 million people displaced in the Sahel and West Africa due to civil insecurity prevailing in the Lake Chad Basin, northern Mali, Libya, Central African Republic and Sudan.
  • Globally, the markets remain well supplied and are characterized by stable or lower food prices compared to the previous year and the five-year average.
  • Globally, near average to deficit rainfall is expected for most of the Gulf of Guinea in the March - May 2016 period.