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
For a third time this decade, the Sahel region of West Africa is suffering from a food crisis. The lethal combination of drought, poor harvest and increased food prices is affecting over 16 million people across Niger, Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso and Mauritania and putting more than one million children under five years old at risk of severe acute malnutrition.
The food crisis in the Sahel region of west Africa is already affecting millions of people. In this video, Concern's overseas director, Paul O'Brien, talks about what we are doing to help prevent the crisis from getting worse.
Paul O’Brien, Overseas Director, Concern Worldwide
Concern Worldwide warns that slow response will cost lives
New York, January 24, 2012 – After an international symposium on nutrition and food security in Rome last week, Concern Worldwide warned that large areas of Africa’s Sahel region could slide into a full-scale emergency if the global community does not act now to prevent food shortages and malnutrition.
Plusieurs grandes organisations humanitaires ont appelé aujourd'hui à redoubler d'efforts pour venir en aide à dix millions de personnes menacées par la faim extrême dans la zone sahélienne située en Afrique de l'ouest et centrale.
Le cœur de la crise se trouve au Niger, où sept millions de personnes, presque la moitié de la population, n'ont pas assez à manger.
Ten leading aid agencies today called for a 'surge' in the humanitarian effort to help 10 million people at risk of acute hunger across the Sahel region of West and Central Africa. The centre of the crisis is Niger, where seven million people, almost half the population, have not enough food.