Food & nutrition insecurity and violent events

Published : November 2020

Insecurity was and continues to be an aggravating factor of food and nutrition insecurity in the region. Acutely food insecure populations are concentrated in the conflict-affected areas in the Liptako-Gourma area and the Lake Chad basin (Pages 14 & 16). Moreover, many food insecure areas are hard to reach, which makes it difficult to analyse the situation and to deliver assistance. Humanitarian access became even more difficult facing additional logistics hurdles, which impeded the timely delivery of urgent humanitarian and food assistance. However, many of these areas are chronically fragile (Page 18) and have been food insecure for the past decades, well before the eruption of violence. Beyond emergency aid, these fragile areas require structural investments.

Countries : Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Region, Sierra Leone

Themes : Agriculture & Value chains, Food security, Nutrition, Resilience

Scale : Cross-border, Regional (West Africa)

Langs : English

See also

Sahel and West Africa: 28.9 million people in crisis phase ( 3-5) November-December 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 27.3 million of people in crisis phase ( 3-5), March-may 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 33.4 million people expected to face crisis or worse (phase 3-5) June-Aug 2022


Sahel and West Africa: 23.7 million people in crisis phase (3-5), Oct-Dec


ECOWAS countries with more than 1 million acutely-food insecure people (phases 3-5)