WFP’s response to the food crisis in the Sahel
Drought in the Sahel region of West Africa brought hunger to millions for the third time in seven years.
The harvest has started in most areas and crop prospects are overall favorable. Neverthe-less, communities remain weakened after months of hardship during a lean season that was longer and more difficult than usual.
During the lean season when needs were greatest, WFP supported between five and six mil-lion people each month through nutrition and food security activities.