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

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

Key points

  • Relatively well-distributed rainfall in most of the region with above normal in Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.
  • Normal availability of pastures in the pastoral areas of the region.
  • Increase in the number of food and nutrition insecure people in North East Nigeria, including 65,095 people in phase 5 (famine).