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

Published : December 2021

In the absence of appropriate measures, 33.4 million people could be in immediate need of food assistance during the lean season (June-August 2022), including 18 million in Nigeria alone; this is almost double the number of people who were affected in the 2020 lean season. Members recommend that States: (i) anticipate the formulation and implementation of response plans; (ii) facilitate access to humanitarian organisations for emergency interventions in areas heavily affected by the food crisis but with difficult access; (iii) develop programmes to support and build the resilience of people under food pressure in order to protect and avoid the erosion of their livelihoods; iv) support the initiatives of agro-pastoral organisations to prevent and manage the pastoral hunger gap, including the supply of livestock feed, the mobilisation of inter-state consultation and partnership frameworks for the smooth management of cross-border transhumance; v) continue and strengthen actions to prevent and manage malnutrition through updated response plans.


Countries : Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, CILSS area, Côte d'Ivoire, ECOWAS area, G5 Sahel area, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liptako-Gourma, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Region, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, UEMOA area

Scale : Regional (West Africa)

Langs : English

See also

Sahel and West Africa: Regional food and nutrition outlook


Sahel and West Africa: 42.5 million in crisis situation (phase 3-5) projection June-August 2023


Sahel and West Africa: 29.5 million people in crisis phase ( 3-5) March-May 2023


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