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Food Security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, November/December 2013

Food Security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, November/December 2013

Dec 2013

Highlights:

  • According to the Cadre Harmonisé results, 13 million people are food insecure (Burkina Faso, The Gambia, Niger, Senegal, Mauritania, Côte d’Ivoire and Chad) despite average harvests.
  • 4.5 million children under the age of five suffer from acute malnutrition in West Africa.
  • Localized pasture deficits may lead to an earlier pastoral lean season.
  • Cereal prices are decreasing on markets but remain above their respective five year averages in Burkina Faso, Niger, Nigeria and Chad.
  • The locust situation remains threatening in Mauritania.