Food and nutrition situation, March-May 2017

Published : March 2017

The regional analysis of the Cadre harmonisé indicates that in March-May 2017, some 9.6 million people were in a critical food and nutrition situation, compared to the 10.4 million people estimated in November 2016. The situation has improved thanks to humanitarian and food assistance. However, if this assistance is not continued and strengthened, 13.8 million people may experience a serious food and nutrition situation by the next lean season in June-August, including 1.6 million people in an emergency situation and 50 000 in the famine phase in Nigeria. In north-eastern Nigeria’s most affected states Borno, Adamawa and Yobe – the number of people in critical need of food and nutrition assistance could reach 5.3 million from now until the lean season. The nutrition situation remains critical in the region where almost 3.5 million children may experience severe malnutrition by the end of the year, if appropriate interventions are not implemented.

Themes : Food security, Nutrition

Scale : Regional (West Africa)

Langs : English

See also

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)


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