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23 Jun 2016 description
Au Tchad, environ 2 millions de personnes sont en insécurité alimentaire, dont 400 000 personnes sous la forme sévère dans les huit régions de la bande sahélienne.
21 Dec 2015 description
The regions most affected by Boko Haram - Logone et Chari, Mayo Sava and Mayo Tsanaga - have seen a 400 percent increase in the number of severely food insecure people, from 53,000 to over 200,000 in six months.
09 Dec 2015 description
In 2016, some 23.5 million people – almost one in six - will not have enough to eat, of whom at least 6 million will require emergency food assistance. Acute malnutrition will threaten the lives of 5.9 million children under-five.
03 Apr 2014 description
The agricultural production of the poorest households in 2013 covered their nutritional needs only until March 2014. They now depend entirely on markets to access food.
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.
26 Aug 2013 description
The food security situation in northern Mali, northern Nigeria and neighbouring countries, where coarse grain prices continue to increase, is of particular concern.
12 Mar 2013 description
Of the US$1.6 billion requested in humanitarian funding for this year, only US$180 million has been received and 10.3 million people remain food insecure.
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.
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...
16 Jun 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS A food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel is affecting over 18 million people. 1.1 million children will suffer from severe acute malnutrition; 3 million from moderate acute malnutrition. Sahel cereal production in 2012 is 27 per cent lower than in 2011, and food prices continue to...
30 Apr 2012 description
Key Points In Mali, the food situation, already critical before the taking of the North by the rebellion, remains very uncertain Risk of deterioration to extreme food insecurity in Chad and Mauritania by June if no proper or sufficient response is provided Grain prices increased in Burkina Faso,...