Food security and humanitarian implications in West Africa and the Sahel, N°56 - May 2014

from World Food Programme
Published on 31 May 2014 View Original

Key Points

  • Population displacements as a result of violence in the Central African Republic, in northern Nigeria and in northern Mali, pose a humanitarian risk in the region. Thousands of refugees continue to arrive in Cameroon in very difficult conditions.

-Heavy rains along the Gulf of Guinea mark the start of the agricultural campaign.

  • The prices of coarse grains (millet, sorghum) remain above their five-year averages in the majority of the region’s countries.

  • The lean season has started for most rural households, who will depend heavily on markets to ensure their food security.