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19 Jun 2017 description

Persistent instability in northern Mali, Boko Haram-related violence and insecurity in north-east Nigeria, and the impact of the conflict in the neighbouring Central African Republic continue to cause massive population displacements and hinder the return of displaced people to their homes. More than five million people across the Sahel region are facing the consequences of forced displacement.

17 Jun 2017 description

Dansira Dembele (CCAFS)

On the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, we highlight how the work of CCAFS helps farmers cope with the scourge of drought in the Sahel, particularly in the context of climate change.

16 Jun 2017 description

More than 60 million people could leave sub-Saharan Africa's desertified areas for North Africa and Europe by 2020

By Kieran Guilbert

DAKAR, June 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - African governments have pledged to restore degraded land, invest in agriculture and create "green jobs" for young people in a drive to tackle youth unemployment, fight against radicalisation, and stem the tide of migration to Europe.

16 Jun 2017 description

Rainfall continues over most of West Africa and northern East Africa

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February has resulted in moisture deficits throughout many parts of southern South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

  2. Limited rainfall since March has led to developing moisture deficits across parts of Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, and southern Guinea.

15 Jun 2017 description


  • Despite satisfying cereal availability, millet and sorghum prices increase beyond their seasonal trend in Mali and Niger due to stock depletion. The ongoing Ramadan is expected to exacerbate this rise.

  • Strong pasture and fodder deficit in the Sahel, particularly in Mali and Niger

  • Drop in livestock prices in the eastern trade Basin due to poor demand from Nigeria

  • Fiscal Crisis in Chad: Poor economic performance threatens national food security and regional stability

15 Jun 2017 description

Los medios de vida de 60 millones de pastores (el 20% de la población en la región de Sahel) están directamente impactados por el cambio climático. Acción contra el Hambre está a cargo de uno de los sistemas de vigilancia pastoral más consolidados en la región, que cruza datos obtenidos por teledetección con evidencias recogidas directamente sobre el terreno en sitios centinela.

15 Jun 2017 description

93.0 M required for 2017

22.1 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements

70.9 M funding gap for the Mali Situation

14 Jun 2017 description

Séminaire régional sur « Le rôle des journalistes et des médias dans la prévention de la violence et de l’extrémisme violent en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Sahel »

Des journalistes et des responsables des médias décident d’adopter une Charte de bonnes pratiques et de lancer un Forum pour renforcer la prévention de l’extrémisme violent en Afrique de l’ouest et au Sahel

14 Jun 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Aid in Danger partner agency incidents: Partner agencies operate in 16 countries. Agencies reported 281 incidents in 13 countries and 13 security measures taken to protect staff, assets and programmes in five countries.

14 Jun 2017 description
report African Union

Addis-Ababa, 12 June 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, accompanied by the Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Smail Chergui, and the Commissioner for Political Affairs, Madam Cessouma Minata Samaté, has just concluded a 10 day visit to the countries of the G5-Sahel: Chad, Niger, Mauritania, Mali and Burkina Faso.

13 Jun 2017 description

A validation workshop for the Multisectoral Strategic Nutrition Plan (PSMN) 2016-2020, led by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, took place in Burkina Faso on 10-11 May 2017.

The workshop was attended by around 60 delegates from key sectors (health, food security, social protection, education, WASH, gender, trade and economy), regional directorates and technical and financial partners including the UN/REACH global network and various SUN Movement networks.

13 Jun 2017 description
report African Union

Addis-Abéba, le 12 juin 2017 : Le Président de la Commission de l’Union africaine, S.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, accompagné du Commissaire à la Paix et à la Sécurité, l’Ambassadeur Smail Chergui, et de Madame Cessouma Minata Samaté, Commissaire aux Affaires Politiques, vient de conclure une tournée de plus d’une semaine dans les pays du G5-Sahel : le Niger, le Tchad, la Mauritanie, le Mali et le Burkina Faso.

12 Jun 2017 description

Over 75,000 people in eight countries will benefit; includes response to extreme hunger in South Sudan

Over 75,000 people in eight countries will benefit from nine projects totaling $2.3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in May.

The projects are being implemented by Foodgrains Bank members ADRA Canada, Canadian Baptist Ministries, Mennonite Central Committee Canada, Presbyterian World Service & Development and World Renew, in collaboration with their local partners.

12 Jun 2017 description

key feature of FAO’s early recovery operations, as they can contribute significantly and rapidly to strengthening the food and nutritional security of vulnerable populations.

In this context, and in order to maximize the financial component of the project entitled "Reducing the vulnerability of agricultural livelihoods - the Caisses de Résilience approach in the Sahel", the FAO Representation in Burkina Faso organized a training on cash transfer programmes for its staff and project partners in April 2017 in Ouagadougou.