2018 Sahel Region HRPs: Food Security Component
|Post date||Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 - 17:19|
Below average rainfall in 2017 to early 2018 has resulted in drought conditions having a negative impact on crops and on the regeneration of pastures in the Sahel region, in particular Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad. The agricultural lean season, as well as national and cross border pastoral migration, have commenced earlier than usual. This will negatively affect the food security of affected populations, as well as create potential conflicts for natural resources. Increased sales of animals on the markets has resulted lower prices and thus worse terms of trade for pastoralists.
Consequentially, 11.3 million people are in need of urgent food security assistance in 2018, and the Food Security Clusters in Mali, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso and Senegal are targeting a total of 4.6 million people with food and livelihoods assistance. A total of US$ 555 million are required to cover the food security needs of targeted populations, or 42% of the total required humanitarian funding for the Sahel region.
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