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Sahel | Regional overview – December 2019

Sahel | Regional overview – December 2019
Dec 2019
  • Despite overall satisfactory agricultural production, ongoing civil insecurity in the region remains the main driver of food insecurity in the Sahel, with worsening levels of food security and nutrition.
  • Forage deficits were recorded in the far west of the Sahel, particularly in Mauritania and Senegal, and parts of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali and the Niger. This has led to early transhumance movements and the increased risk of aggravating conflict between farmers and pastoralists.
  • The latest Cadre Harmonisé analysis (November 2019) indicates that nearly 10.8 million people are currently severely food insecure, including in Cameroon. The projection for next year’s lean season (June–August 2020) is even higher reaching an estimated 15.5 million people – an alarming deterioration that has never been observed in the last five years.

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