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Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel N°54 - March 2014

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  • Seasonal precipitation forecasts indicate possible cumulative rainfall deficits in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone during the rainy season.

  • The pastoralist situation is characterized by pasture depletion and the disruption of transhumance routes in conflict areas of the region.

  • Market prices are decreasing or stable in most markets, partly due to weak demand from households.

  • According to results of the PREGEC, 4,895,000 people are in the food security crisis phase or above in the Gambia, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Chad.