Sahel and West Africa: 27.1 million people in a "Crisis" situation or worse in June-August 2021

Published : April 2021

For the second consecutive year, the region is facing an unprecedented food and nutrition crisis. The Cadre harmonisé analysis of March 2021 indicates that 27.1 million people, including 12.8 million in Nigeria, might require urgent food and nutrition assistance by June-August 2021, if appropriate measures are not taken. An additional 67 million people “under pressure” (phase 2) could fall into a crisis situation.

Countries : CILSS area, ECOWAS area, UEMOA area

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

Scale : Regional (West Africa)

Langs : English

See also

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


Acutely-food insecure people in the UEMOA area (phase 3-5)


The ECOWAS area facing the 2021 food and nutrition crisis


The UEMOA area facing the 2021 food and nutrition crisis


Food and nutrition trends in the Sahel and West Africa, 2017-21