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Sahel - Response to mitigate the impact of the deteriorating situation

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Nearly 6 million people are estimated to be severely food insecure during the lean season (June‒August). Unless urgent action is taken, the number of children with severe acute malnutrition is likely to rise from 1.1 to 1.6 million.

Joint scale-up

FAO, UNICEF and WFP are working together with governments and partners to address the immediate needs as well as longer-term structural challenges. Assessment missions are regularly undertaken to revise the programme to target those most in need and adjust to the evolving realities.

Main priorities

Protect agropastoral livelihoods and improve the food security and nutrition of affected populations

animal feed | forage stocks | rehabilitate water points | epizootic disease control | emergency destocking | nutrition education | cash transfers and cash-for-work programmes | vaccinations and deworming | milk production, processing and conservation | early maturing and nutrient-rich cereal and cowpea seeds | vegetable and fruit production

Strengthen the livelihood resilience of vulnerable pastoral and agropastoral households

natural resource management | rehabilitation of pastures | restoration of degraded land | animal health surveillance capacity | social protection | access to financial services through caisses de résilience activities | information and early warning services

Improve the effectiveness and coordination of policies and programmes for a sustainable pastoral system

coordination of strategies and policies for sustainable pastoralism | early warning and rapid response | cross-border mobility | improve dialogue on natural resource management