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04 Jul 2013 description

1. Summary


Food security and nutrition in the Sahel have improved somewhat since the acute crisis in 2012, following better rains and harvests. However, the effects of the recent crisis are not so quickly erased.

16 Nov 2012 description
  • Cluster Strategic Indicators: Food assistance - Period: September 2012 - WFP Sahel response

  • Sector Performance Indicators: Agriculture - Period: January - September 2012 - FAO Sahel response

  • Cluster Strategic Indicators: Nutrition - Period: January - September 2012

  • Cluster Strategic Indicators: WASH - Period: January - September 2012

26 Oct 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund


Nutrition Crisis More than 576,000 (out of 1.1 million target of estimated SAM caseload) have already been reached with therapeutic care for treatment of SAM. Even though the lean season is now over, and the worse of the crisis has been weathered due to the emergency response and government action, the impact on vulnerable households remains a key concern.

15 Oct 2012 description

Since 2007 the number of affected people by floods in West Africa is increasing.
In 2012, heavy rainfalls resulted into widespread floods affecting more than 3 million people in West and Central Africa, especially in Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Senegal.
A large part of the affected people are already highly vulnerable due to the Food Security and Nutrition Crisis in the Sahel.

15 Sep 2012 description


  • Plus de 1,5 million de personnes victimes des inondations dans 13 pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre

  • On estime au 15 septembre à 340 le nombre de décès, principalement au Nigeria et au Niger

Plus de 1,5 million de personnes victimes des inondations

15 Sep 2012 description


  • More than 1.5 million people affected by floods in 13 countries from West and Central Africa

  • As of 15 September the number of deaths is estimated at 340, mainly in Niger and Nigeria

More than 1.5 million people affected by the floods

According to data collected to date, more than one and a half million people were affected by heavy rains that fell on West and Central Africa the months of July and August 2012. Niger, Chad, Senegal and Nigeria together account for more than 90 per cent of identified affected people.