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

Food Security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel - FAO/WFP Joint Note, March 2015
May 2015

Keys points:

  • Globally good agricultural production in the Sahel and West Africa 2014-2015 campaign.
  • The regional analysis of the Cadre harmonisé in March showed that 4,749,000 persons will be in a situation of food security crisis and emergency in the region from March to May 2015.
  • From June 2015, the nutritional situation in the Sahel may become worrying, as global acute malnutrition rates are expected to exceed the alert threshold (10 percent) in several areas, and may reach the emergency threshold (15 percent) in some places.
  • The humanitarian situation in Northeast Nigeria and neighbouring countries continue to deteriorate.