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Food insecurity in the Liptako-Gourma area, June-August 2014-20

Published : November 2020

The Liptako-Gourma area has become chronically food insecure. Over the past seven years, this cross-border area counted on average about 1.43 million people per year in need of humanitarian food assistance, including 114 000 people facing an emergency situation. Moreover, every year during the lean season, about 4 million additional people are under stress (phase 2). As a result, nearly half of the people in the border areas of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger face a difficult situation every year, which requires continuous external support. To date, one out of four people in the Liptako‑Gourma area depends on food assistance. This sour situation highlights the need for long-term, structural investments in this fragile cross‑border area.

Countries : Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger

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

Scale : Cross-border, Regional (West Africa)

Langs : English

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