Despite good harvest in 2012, 10.3 million people still food insecure across the Sahel region; $1.66 billion required to respond to immediate needs, kick-start resilience building and respond to Mali crisis
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The growing season in the Sahel witnessed a regular start. Still, difficulties of access to food and seeds are noted in many countries of the subregion and 18.7 million people are facing food and nutrition insecurity. More than 1 million children under the age of five are at risk of...
High cereal prices in West Africa likely to fall as October harvests approach
Regional FEWS NET price indices are high as the lean season progresses in West Africa.
The most likely scenario through December 2012 suggests that regional prices will remain high but follow typical...
Additional funding needed to support agro-pastoral families during the lean season
Threat of locusts infestation, the most serious since 2005, could affect 50 million people
Population displacements in Mali and neighbouring countries trigger more humanitarian needs
Strategic response framework for the 2012 food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel
Following an alert by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Programme in October/November 2011 regarding a food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel, FAO prepared a...