Sahel: Report on Humanitarian Operations 2014


In 2014, humanitarian action in the Sahel was guided by the 2014-2016 Sahel Regional Strategic Response Plan (SRP), which provides a framework for the coordinated and integrated delivery of assistance to people facing emergencies in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and The Gambia.

For the first time at the regional level, a multi-year strategy has been developed, adapting to the nature of much of the Sahel’s chronic challenges and enabling humanitarians to set more ambitious goals that require sustained efforts. Within this three-year framework, context and priority needs are reviewed annually for each country to capture developments on the ground and to identify financial needs.


  1. Track and analyse risk and vulnerability, integrating findings into humanitarian and development programming

  2. Support vulnerable populations to better cope with shocks by responding earlier to warning signals, by reducing post-crisis recovery times and by building capacity of national actors;

  3. Deliver coordinated and integrated life-saving assistance to people affected by emergencies.


This document presents the collective achievements, impact and challenges of humanitarian operations in 2014 in the Sahel for the following eight sectors: Food assistance, Agriculture, Nutrition, WASH, Health and Multi-sector response for refugees, Protection and Education. Each sector chapter presents an overview of regional operations across the nine Sahel countries. This report does not aim to duplicate individual project progress reporting by individual agencies, but rather proposes an annual snapshot of the breadth and scope of the humanitarian effort through the funding provided in 2014.

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