In 2017, conflict continued to be the primary driver of food insecurity in 18 countries, while climate disasters were also major triggers of food crises in 23 countries, reveals the new Report on Food Crises.
Between January and March 2015, the crisis could reach nearly 4,2 million people and expand to Burkina Faso, Mauritania and Niger. The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Senegal and Chad are especially affected by the crisis.
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...
Joint statement by United Nations agencies, the European Commission and USAID on the deteriorating situation in the Sahel.
ROME – Leaders of United Nations agencies, representatives of affected governments, and major donors today called for an urgent scale up of humanitarian, rehabilitation and...
Changes in Climate Trends Impacting Livelihoods and Food Security in the Sahel and West Africa
A new study has found that the impacts of changing climatic conditions on the availability of natural resources, combined with population growth and weak governance, have led to greater competition over...