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Sahel and West Africa Food Security Outlook Update March 2011

Situation Report
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Ongoing fighting in neighboring countries threatens food security

Food Security Summary:

-Food security remains generally fair to good in West Africa and the Sahel to the favor of good productions recorded during the year 2010-11.

-However, there are currently several areas at risk of food insecurity due to: 1) increases in the prices of imported basic grains that are above the seasonal norms in Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Benin, Senegal and Guinea, and 2) continuing unrest in Côte d'Ivoire and Libya and their negative impacts on the functioning of the regional food markets and livelihoods of people in neighboring countries (Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad).

-Those affected by the food crisis of 2010 and who have not rebuilt their livelihoods in Niger, Chad and north-eastern Mali are also at risk of food insecurity.