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Sahel 2018 : Sahel overview of humanitarian needs and requirements (EN)

STEPPING UP TO THE ESCALATING NEEDS

Acute rainfall deficits last season in several regions of the Sahel, and worsening insecurity have escalated humanitarian needs. Drought has prematurely thrust pastoralist communities into the lean season, with herders migrating earlier than usual. Growing insecurity in Mali and armed attacks in border regions with Burkina Faso and Niger have uprooted hundreds of families in recent months, adding to the devastation by the long-running conflict around the Lake Chad Basin.

Swaths of pastoral and agro-pastoral regions are suffering severe pasture and water deficits. Around 2.5 million pastoralists and agro-pastoralists are at risk of serious livelihood crisis in 2018. Mauritania, and parts of Burkina Faso, Chad, Senegal and Mali are the worst affected in the Sahel.

Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
11 Mar 2018
Document type: 
Humanitarian Needs Overview
Location(s): 
Mauritania
Senegal
Burkina Faso
Nigeria
Cameroon
Niger
Chad
Coordination hub(s): 
Bureau Régional pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017