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19 Sep 2018 description

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has signed its first climate risk insurance policy with the Africa Union’s African Risk Capacity (ARC). The policy is called ARC Replica, a new type of cover offered by ARC which has been providing extreme weather insurance since 2014.

17 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

884 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 1,580,450 cash- based transfers made

US$ 9 m six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements, representing 13% of total requirement (US$ 61 M)

236,700 people assisted in JULY 2018

Strategic Updates

25 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers

538,400 projected persons in food crisis (source: Cadre Harmonisé projections IPC Phase 3 & 4 for 2018 lean season)

2.3 percent severe acute malnutrition in children aged 6-59 months (above WHO emergency level. Source: SMART 2017)

US$ 14.2* six months (July-December 2018) net funding requirements, representing 43% of total needs for next six months

161,700 people assisted In June 2018

Strategic Update

19 Jul 2018 description


  • WFP declared a pre-emptive L3 Emergency in the Sahel region on June 6, 2018.
    Distributions for June are as follows:
    o Burkina Faso reached 108,767 people with food assistance
    o Chad reached 397,503 people with food assistance in June
    o Mali reached 625,931 people during June distributions
    o Mauritania completed distributions for 102,511 people in June
    o While Niger assisted 591,850 people.

17 Jul 2018 description

Strategic Update

• In May, the Ambassador of European Union visited Mbera camp to have a first-hand account of EU-funded interventions carried out by UNHCR. In the framework of the EU-UNHCR mission, the Ambassador also visited WFP food and nutrition related activities.

17 Jul 2018 description

Emergency preparedness saves lives, reduces the impact of crises on vulnerable people's livelihoods and is much more cost-effective than repeated humanitarian action. This story shows how WFP's early warning analysis led to early action in the Sahel.

06 Jul 2018 description

- WFP began its pre-lean season support in March; distributions for May are as follows:
- Chad reached 185,671 people with food assistance in May
- Mali reached 165,053 people during May distributions
- Mauritania completed distributions for 65,038 people in May

26 Jun 2018 description


• In May, with the approach of the lean season and the peak of consumption during Ramadan, demand and commercial transactions are rising strongly.

• Decline of local stocks especially for millet, sorghum and maize.

• Consumer prices are above average particularly in Mali, Burkina Faso and Mauritania.

01 Jun 2018 description


• Since March, WFP began its pre-lean season assistance in:

o Chad – distribution is ongoing for a planned 186,400 people

o Mali – completed March to May distribution for 186,100 people

o Mauritania – completed April distribution for 34,500 people and distribution is ongoing for a planned 64,500 people

18 May 2018 description

DAKAR – Le Directeur Executif du Programme Alimentaire Mondial (WFP), David Beasley, se rend aujourd’hui en Afrique de l’Ouest, où plus de 5 millions de personnes dans 6 pays du Sahel - Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal – pourraient basculer dans la faim cette année.

17 May 2018 description

DAKAR – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, is today travelling to West Africa, where more than five million people in six countries of the Sahel region – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal - could go hungry this year.

15 May 2018 description

PARIS – Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) remercie la France pour son engagement contre la faim et la malnutrition dans le monde, concrétisé par une contribution de près de dix millions d’euros.

11 May 2018 description

NOUAKCHOTT- Le gouvernement du Japon a annoncé une contribution de 2 millions de dollars à l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations et au Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies pour mettre en œuvre des activités de protection des réfugiés maliens, aider les communautés locales et soutenir les autorités frontalières du sud-est de la Mauritanie.

04 May 2018 description

Cinq millions de personnes ont besoin d'une assistance alimentaire, 1,6 million d'enfants sont en risque de malnutrition aiguë sévère et 2,5 million d’éleveurs et agro-éleveurs ont besoin d’une aide urgente aux moyens de subsistance