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18 Aug 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Early crop prospects favourable
  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed

Growing conditions remain mostly favourable

Prospects for the 2016 cereal crops, to be harvested from September, are favourable in most regions following regular and widespread precipitation since the beginning of the season in July/August. Millet, sorghum and upland rice crops are developing satisfactorily, while transplanting of swamp rice is underway.

15 Mar 2016 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Preliminary estimates for 2015 harvest point to significant recovery in cereal production after previous year’s steep drop
  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed

Cereal production recovered from previous year’s low level

16 Nov 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Preliminary forecast for 2015 harvest points to significant recovery in cereal production after last year’s steep drop

  • Access to food continues to be constrained by high food prices

  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed

Cereal production is expected to recover from last year’s low level

02 Oct 2014 description
report AlertNet

Misha Hussain

DAKAR, Oct 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pestilence, cyclical droughts and floods, and the West Africa Ebola crisis have pushed hunger to record levels in Gambia, where 200,000 people need urgent food assistance, the United Nations says.

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12 Feb 2014 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Good 2013 cereal harvest estimated

  • Access to food continues to be constrained by high food prices

  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed

16 Oct 2012 description
report Canadian Red Cross

Au cours des 12 derniers mois, plus de 18 millions de personnes ont été exposées à l’insécurité alimentaire dans la région du Sahel en Afrique. La région, qui se compose du Burkina Faso, du Tchad, du Mali, de la Mauritanie, du Sénégal, du Niger et de la Gambie, a connu des précipitations erratiques, des invasions d’insectes et une hausse du prix des denrées alimentaires et du pétrole en plus d’être le théâtre de déplacements de populations liés au conflit.

12 Sep 2012 description

1) Heavy rains have resulted in fatalities and massive destruction in South Darfur, the northern Bahr el Ghazal, Warrap, and Jonglei states of South Sudan. Flooding potential remains as above-average rains are forecast during the next week.

2) Since July, heavy rains causing flooding and inundation along the Niger and Benue Rivers have led to the displacement of thousands of people and many fatalities in eastern Nigeria. Enhanced rainfall forecast could exacerbate the ground conditions.