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

Published : April 2023

Analyses of the Cadre harmonisé indicate that 29.5 million people are in need of immediate food assistance in the Sahel and West Africa. The nutritional crisis also persists in Burkina Faso,  Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad, where almost 16.5 million children under the age of five are suffering from acute malnutrition. Civil insecurity, persistent inflation and the worsening effects of climate change are exacerbating the food and nutrition crisis.

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

Themes : Food security

Scale : Regional (West Africa)

Langs : English, French

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: 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