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April 2022

4th Ordinary Session of the Steering committee, conclusions and décisions

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April 2022

Sahel and West Africa: Unprecedent food and nutrition insecurity

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April 2022

Summary of conclusions, restricted meeting, April 2022

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April 2022

Final communiqué,High level Consultation, 6 April 2022

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April 2022

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

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December 2021

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

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December 2021

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

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Did you know? Civil society’s commitment to the PREGEC Charter

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Did you know? Making nutrition a priority

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RPCA

For the second consecutive year, several ECOWAS Member States are facing a major food and nutrition crisis. According to the March and June 2021 estimates of the Cadre harmonisé, at the beginning of the lean season 2021, the number of acutely-food insecure people in the ECOWAS area may reach 24.8 million people; nearly half of them are based in Nigeria (12.8 million). This represents a new peak for the ECOWAS area. Moreover, an additional 63 million people are currently “under pressure” (phase 2) and could fall into a crisis situation if appropriate measures are not taken. The nutrition situation remains precarious in most Sahelian countries due to limited access to health centres as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the security crisis. Vulnerable populations remain concentrated in the conflict-affected areas of northeastern Nigeria (4.3 million) and the Liptako-Gourma area (3.2 million). However, new food insecurity hotspots are emerging in the Gulf of Guinea, notably in Sierra Leone. In June-August 2021, Sierra Leone counts some 1.8 million acutely-food insecure people, with a prevalence rate of 22% or 1 in 5 people in need of urgent assistance. This tense food situation in the region is due to the collusion of the security and health crises, but is also impacted by socio-economic shocks