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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.

01 Dec 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • As of 4th October, the total population affected by floods and windstorms stands at nearly 34,018, of which 7,007 are children under five years. Almost 20% of the affected households were displaced (7,745 people) while 13 people were reported dead.

  • Food assistance, shelter and support to WASH continue to be among the immediate needs of the affected population.

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.

10 Oct 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund


  1. As of 09 September, nearly 23,000 people were affected by floods and windstorms. Almost 20% of the affected population were displaced (3,857 people) while 10 people were reported to have died. Moreover, the number of people affected is likely to increase, particularly in Banjul and Kanifing municipalities, due to heavy rains in the last week of September.

  2. The key needs include: scaling up of WASH and C4D activities, strengthening health sector disease surveillance system, and providing assistance with food and non-food items.