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 - The 2012 food security crisis in the Sahel – driven by chronic poverty, malnutrition, high food prices, drought and low agricultural production – affected 18.7 million people across the region. The conflict in northern Mali, coupled with desert locust threats, further aggravated the situation, putting the livelihoods of 50 million people ...read more
12/03/2013
 - Key points Persistent food insecurity due to floods, high rates of malnutrition and high food prices for the poorest households in the Sahel, consequences of the 2011-2012 crisis Upward trend of coarse grain prices after post-harvest declines in 2012 Damages caused by floods occurred in July and October 2012 more severe than initially ...read more
11/03/2013
 - This document represents the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) component of the 2013 Sahel Regional Strategy prepared under the coordination of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) covering five Consolidated Appeals (CAP) - i.e. Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and the ...read more
06/03/2013
 -  Despite good agricultural production in 2012 and good conditions for pastoralists, the situation in the Sahel remains critical, mostly due to the impact of the 2012 crisis (food insecurity, floods and Mali conflict) as well as previous recent crises. Approximately 10.3 million people remain food insecure in 2013 and over ...read more
22/02/2013
 -  Despite good agricultural production in 2012 and good conditions for pastoralists, the situation in the Sahel remains critical, mostly due to the impact of the 2012 crisis and previous recent crises. Approximately 10.3 million people remain food insecure in 2013 and over 1.4 million children are at risk of severe ...read more
18/02/2013
 -  Despite good harvest prospects and good conditions for pastoralists, the situation in the Sahel remains critical, mostly due to the impact of the 2012 crisis and other recent crises. Approximately 10.3 million people remain food insecure in 2013 and over 1.4 million children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition. The ...read more
31/01/2013
 - Key Points The resumption of hostilities in northern Mali leads to an influx of displaced people in an ever more difficult context for affected populations Prices of millet are still high in the Sahel despite a good harvest Food insecurity still persists because of the 2011-2012 crises which resulted from natural disasters, high ...read more
25/01/2013
 -  Despite good harvest prospects and good conditions for pastoralists, the situation in the Sahel remains critical, mostly due to the impact of the 2012 crisis and other recent crises. Approximately 10.3 million people remain food insecure in 2013 and over 1.4 million children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition.  The ...read more
25/01/2013
 - Key Points Good crop prospects confirmed by PREGEC Locust situation remains of concern Grain prices in West Africa and on the international market: millet prices remain high but other coarse grain prices are normalizing in West Africa Households whose livelihoods remain affected by the 2011-2012 crisis might face food difficulties in 2013
01/11/2012
 - Key Points Good crop prospects throughout the Sahel and in West Africa, except in localized areas Uneven pastoral situation Locust situation: WARNING: swarms forming in the Sahel Floods: Niger, Chad, Senegal and Nigeria together account for more than 90 percent of 1.5 million people affected by recent flooding Coarse grain prices remain abnormally high in ...read more
18/10/2012
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