ECHO Factsheet – Sahel Food Crisis – July 2012
Facts & Figures
An estimated 18 million people are at risk of hunger throughout the Sahel, of whom nearly 8 million are now in need of emergency assistance.
Over 1 million children in the region are exposed to severe malnutrition.
Acting early saves lives; over 250,000 children at risk were already treated by April.
Conflict in Mali has pushed 180,000 people to seek asylum in neighbouring countries while another, 150,000 (est.) are displaced inside Mali.
Insecurity has limited humanitarian access to northern Mali, exacerbating the severity of the food crisis for 1.8 million Malians.
The threat of a desert locust invasion has increased in recent weeks, with swarms migrating from Algeria and Libya.
The European Commission and EU member states have provided a total of €431 million in response to the 2012 crisis.
- Getting access and aid to the most vulnerable people across the Sahel.
- Responding to the needs of those affected by the food crisis.
- Strengthening people's resilience before the next drough