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The UEMOA area facing the 2021 food and nutrition crisis

The UEMOA area facing the 2021 food and nutrition crisis Download

Published : June 2021

For the second consecutive year, the eight UEMOA Member States are facing a major food and nutrition crisis. According to the March and June 2021 estimates of the Cadre harmonisé, at the beginning of the lean season 2021, the number of acutely-food insecure people in the UEMOA area may reach 8.1 million people, compared to 5.7 million in June-August 2020. An additional 22.9 million people are currently “under pressure” (phase 2) and could fall into a crisis situation if appropriate measures are not taken. The nutrition situation remains precarious in most Sahelian countries due to limited access to health centres as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the security crisis. Vulnerable populations are concentrated in conflict‑affected areas in the Liptako‑Gourma area (Sahel, Central North, North and East in Burkina Faso; Gao and Mopti in Mali and Tillabery in Niger) as well as in the border area between Niger and Nigeria.

Authors : SWAC/OECD Secretariat

Countries : Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo, UEMOA area

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Food security, Markets, prices & trade, Nutrition, Resilience

Scale : Cross-border, Regional (West Africa)

Langs : English, French

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