Appeals & Response Plans
- Mauritania: Drought - May 2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Mauritania: Floods - Sep 2013
- Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2010
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2009
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- West Africa: Floods - Jul 2008
- Mauritania: Floods - Aug 2007
Maps & Infographics
UN requests approximately $263 million to address humanitarian needs in Mali in 2018
Security incidents against relief workers in Mali during 2017 increase by 96 percent compared to 2016
Food security conditions deteriorate, leaving nearly 4.1 million people in need of food assistance
Chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.
Chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.
Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world
Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues
Many countries across the African continent face recurrent complex emergencies, frequent food insecurity, cyclical drought, and sudden-onset disasters such as earthquakes, floods, and storms. In FY 2015, as in previous years, USAID/OFDA not only responded to urgent needs resulting from disasters, but also supported DRR programs that built resilience and improved emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response capacity at the local, national, and regional levels.
Expand the production and supply of quality certified seeds by increasing the capacity of the private sector and existing seed alliances and institutions in West Africa.
Life of Project:
2012 – 2017
Total USAID Funding:
U.S. $9 million
Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal (main activities). Seed policy and regulations also cover Mauritania, Chad, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Togo.
Increase regional availability and use of appropriate and affordable fertilizers.
Life of Project:
2012 – 2017
Total USAID Funding:
U.S. $20 million
West Africa Region
International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)
Africa Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership, ECOWAS, CORAF, CILSS
Conduct, coordinate and disseminate research on agriculture practices and improved seeds to member states and national research centers.
Support from USAID/West Africa:
2002 to Present
CORAF partners with USAID’s
West African Seed Program.
Recurring food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to the vulnerable populations of the West Africa region. Complex emergencies and food insecurity constituted the primary concerns in West Africa during FY 2014.
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) maintains a permanent regional presence in Dakar, Senegal.
- The rainy season continues in the Sahel following a late start.
- Insecurity in West and Central Africa has caused population displacement and increased food needs among affected households.
- The USG has provided more than $276.3 million in humanitarian assistance to the Sahel in FY 2014.
Nearly 20 million people face food insecurity in 2014, reports the U.N.
The number of food-insecure people in Burkina Faso projected to decrease in 2014.
U.N. and relief organizations launch a three-year regional response plan.
In the past decade, chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region. Between FY 2004 and FY 2013, USAID’s Office of U.S.
The overall situation in the Sahel has improved since the food insecurity and acute malnutrition crisis in 2011/2012, with the majority of households across the region experiencing stable food security conditions in 2013, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). Nonetheless, pockets of food insecurity and acute malnutrition persisted during the year, and the U.N. estimated that approximately 11 million people throughout the Sahel remained food-insecure.
The U.N. estimates that some 11.3 million people throughout the Sahel remain food insecure, while approximately 1.5 million children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition. Although pockets of food insecurity and malnutrition will likely persist until at least the arrival of harvests in October, overall food security conditions in the region remain stable, according to the USAID-funded Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET).
Overall food security situation in the Sahel remains stable, although localized food price increases and rising insecurity across the region cause concern
U.S. Government (USG) provides an additional $56.5 million to food-insecure and conflict-affected Sahelian populations
More than 460,000 Malians displaced throughout Sahel Region
U.N. estimates more than 10 million at risk of food insecurity in 2013
U.S. Government commits additional $51 million to food-insecure and conflict-affected Sahelian populations