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23 Jun 2015 description
More than $750 million is required to address the immediate challenges facing agriculture and food security in the countries and regions highlighted in this mid-year review.
30 Sep 2014 description
Chronically underfunded humanitarian response in Gambia requires urgent food assistance for 200,000 vulnerable adults and acutely malnourished children.
20 May 2014 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
06 May 2014 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
29 Apr 2014 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
23 Apr 2014 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
11 Sep 2013 description
In August, heavy seasonal rains caused flooding in Benin, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal. So far the extent of flooding and subsequent damage is significantly lower than last year.
19 Jan 2013 description
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
12 Dec 2012 description
During the past year, about 18.7 million people have faced food and nutrition insecurity, and more than 1 million children under five were at risk of severe acute malnutrition.
19 Nov 2012 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources, including Reliefweb and media sources, and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
08 Oct 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS 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...
15 Aug 2012 description
High cereal prices in West Africa likely to fall as October harvests approach Key Messages 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...
13 Aug 2012 description
HIGHTLIGHTS 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
08 Aug 2012 description
Strategic response framework for the 2012 food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel SUMMARY 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...