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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.

02 Oct 2017 description


  • Cereal production is expected to be overall average to above average in West Africa

  • Seasonal decline in agricultural commodity prices is expected from October onwards

  • Normal fodder and surface water availability has stabilized the pastoral situation throughout the Sahel

Agricultural Cereal Production Outlook looks promising

15 Jun 2017 description


  • Despite satisfying cereal availability, millet and sorghum prices increase beyond their seasonal trend in Mali and Niger due to stock depletion. The ongoing Ramadan is expected to exacerbate this rise.

  • Strong pasture and fodder deficit in the Sahel, particularly in Mali and Niger

  • Drop in livestock prices in the eastern trade Basin due to poor demand from Nigeria

  • Fiscal Crisis in Chad: Poor economic performance threatens national food security and regional stability

20 Apr 2017 description


  • 10% increase in cereal production compared to last year confirmed in West Africa. Third consecutive year of favourable production conditions.

  • Restrictive exchange rates development of regional economies such as Liberia, Ghana and Nigeria affecting trade patterns in the region

  • Difficult macro-economic conditions affecting commercial activities in Chad despite positive agricultural performances

  • Drop of world cocoa prices has diminished export and budgetary revenues in Côte d’Ivoire

31 Oct 2016 description


  • PREGEC forecasts normal to above normal crops and pasture production for the 2016-2017cropping season

  • Cereal prices peak increases are found in Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone experiencing high inflation after currency depreciation *(Annex)

  • Lake Chad Basin area remains critical in terms of security and vulnerability

08 Sep 2016 description


  • Alarming food situation among IDPs in Maiduguri in Borno State - Nigeria.

  • Progressive and near-final installation of the 2016-2017 crop year.

  • The FAO food price index continues to rise since five months.

02 Sep 2016 description

Contexte actuel

La planification humanitaire pour 2016 prévoit 4,3 millions de personnes dans le besoin dont 1,5 million ciblées pour une assistance humanitaire, reflétant des niveaux élevés de vulnérabilité dans tout le pays.

01 Mar 2016 description
  • Confirmation des niveaux satisfaisants des productions agropastorales en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Sahel : augmentation de 12 pour cent de la production céréalière par rapport à la moyenne des cinq dernières années.

  • Confirmation de la baisse de 12 pour cent de la production céréalière au Tchad.

  • La situation sécuritaire dans le bassin du Lac Tchad, qui continue d’impacter négativement sur les personnes déplacées et les populations hôtes mérite une attention particulière.

30 Jan 2016 description

Insécurité alimentaire élevée dans les zones de conflits et dans certaines zones pastorales

Messages clés

15 Jul 2015 description



Le 11 juillet, au moins 16 personnes ont été tuées et des dizaines d'autres blessées lorsqu'un kamikaze s’est fait exploser à l'entrée du marché central de N'Djamena. L'attaque est le troisième du genre dans la capitale en moins d'un mois. Des dizaines de personnes ont également été tuées lorsque des attaquants ont frappé N'Djamena les 15 et 29 juin. Séparément, plusieurs attaques ont été signalées ces derniers jours dans la région sud du Lac où environ 30 personnes sont décédées.


15 Jul 2015 description



On 11 July, at least 16 people were killed and dozens others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance of N’Djamena’s central market.
The attack was the third of its kind in the capital city in less than a month. Dozens were also killed when attackers struck N’Djamena on 15 and 29 June. Separately, several attacks have been reported in recent days in the southern Lac Region in which around 30 people have died.



31 Jan 2013 description


• Le système de santé tchadien peine à combattre la malnutrition (IRIN, 27 jan. 2013)

• Difficult recovery after Chad floods (IRIN, 29 Jan. 2013)

• In Brief: Chad averts locust threat (IRIN, 30 Jan. 2013)

• Des camps de réfugiés au ballet national du Tchad (Afrik.com, 31 jan. 2013)

• Des bactéries intestinales liées à la malnutrition infantile en Afrique (tchadinfos.com, 31 jan. 2013)

• L'UNICEF demande 1,4 milliard de dollars pour aider les enfants touchés par des crises humanitaires en 2013 (Xinhua, 26 jan. 2013)

17 Oct 2012 description

1) With seasonal rains ending and as vegetation dries out, locust swarms have formed in Chad and are expected to form shortly in Niger and Mali. Swarms are then expected to migrate towards the north as well as potentially into cropping areas in western/central Mali.

31 Jan 2012 description
report DARA

UNICEF has contracted two DARA consultants to carry out an evaluation of its capacity development initiatives on emergency preparedness and response (EPR) and Conflict/Disaster Risk Reduction (C/DRR) in the education sector, and its impact on institutionalisation efforts in 24 countries in the West and Central Africa region (WCAR).

22 Jul 2011 description

Dakar, 21st July 2011, António Manuel Mascarenhas Gomes Monteiro aims to help combat childhood malnutrition in West Africa through his new role as Nutrition Advocate. The former President of Cape Verde will advocate directly with leaders of West African nations to encourage them to place nutrition at the heart of development strategies and advise on approaches to secure policy focus.

Each year around 600 000 children under five in the region die from causes related to malnutrition, as the condition contributes to 35 per cent of all the child deaths in the region.

15 Jul 2011 description

Amélioration de l’offre des céréales sur les marchés avec le retour des pluies

• Globalement, l’installation des pluies se poursuit normalement dans la région. Les retards accusés sont en voie de résorption dans la zone soudanienne du bassin est (Nigeria, Tchad, Bénin).

• L’accès alimentaire s’est en général amélioré même au Tchad avec le retour des prix ‐‐ quoique légèrement élevés ‐‐ au moins vers les tendances saisonnières normales.

30 Aug 2010 description
  • Au Sahel et à l'extrême nord de la zone soudanienne, la soudure est à son maximum. Cependant les nouvelles récoltes de tubercules, de maïs et d'arachides issues de la zone bimodale commencent à faire leur apparition sur les marchés, améliorant ainsi l'offre alimentaire dans la zone. L'insécurité alimentaire haute au nord-est du Mali, dans la zone agro-pastorale du Niger et à l'extrême nordest du Nigeria, victimes des mauvaises productions agropastorales l'an dernier.
27 Apr 2010 description

NEW YORK - Beginning today, all medical treatment and medicines for pregnant women, lactating mothers and children under 5 will be provided free of charge in all government health facilities in Sierra Leone, currently one of the most dangerous places on earth to get pregnant.

19 Jan 2010 description

In December 2009 Belgium has announced a new 10.6 million euro contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), capping a record year in which it donated a total of 26 million euro to help fight hunger worldwide. Belgium's 2009 donation is its largest-ever donation to WFP - more than 50 per cent higher than in 2008, when it contributed 18 million euro.

"Belgium has shown great solidarity with those who are less fortunate.