The ECOWAS area facing the 2021 food and nutrition crisis
Sahel and West Africa: an alarming food and nutrition situation
Published : March 2021
This information note, prepared by the Regional Food and Nutrition Security Working Group (West Africa), sounds the alarm: 16.7 million people were food insecure across the Sahel and West Africa at the end of 2020. If no action is taken quickly, nearly 23.6 million people will be in a crisis situation or worse during the lean season (June-August 2021). The paper includes a series of recommendations for all actors in order to improve the effectiveness of the emergency response as well as investments in structural needs.
Authors : ACF, FAO, Oxfam, Unicef and WFP
Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Food security, Markets, prices & trade, Nutrition, Resilience, Social protection
Scale : Regional (West Africa)
Langs : English