Cadre Harmonisé analysis and identification of zones at risk and food insecure populations in the Sahel and in West Africa – Regional analysis of acute food insecurity – Current Situation (March-May 2017) and Projected Situation (June-August 2017)

Main findings

Food Consumption: globally satisfactory except in the Lake Chad basin and in certain pockets of Niger, Mali and Senegal

Livelihood Change: livelihoods assets and strategies are sustainable and protected, nonetheless they remain eroded in conflict areas in the Lake Chad Basin, the north of Mali, and in the Liptako Gourma neighboring areas (Burkina Faso-Mali, Niger)

Nutritional situation: remains worrying in general following GAM rates above the crisis threshold in many regions in Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Chad and in Burkina Faso, and above the emergency threshold in Chad and in North-East Nigeria Mortality Mortality data for children under 5 years-old in the 3 North-East Nigeria States are very worrying and call for an immediate response.