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Sahel 2022 : Sahel overview of humanitarian needs and requirements [EN]

As the Sahel crisis 1rapidly worsens, the region’s humanitarian needs are reaching unprecedented heights. Conflict, climate shocks, chronic vulnerabilities and endemic poverty are putting millions at risk. Increasing violence has forced more people to flee their homes than ever before. A dramatic food crisis is wreaking havoc on conflict-affected areas while the already precarious nutrition situation is further deteriorating, and access to livelihoods and basic social services is hampered.

The fragility of institutions and the poor governance as well as the weak regional integration limit trade exchanges and negatively impact the free movement of people and goods. Over 30 million Sahelians, most of whom are women and children, will require lifesaving assistance and protection in 2022, an increase of almost two million from 2021. Burkina Faso, Cameroon (Far North), Chad, Mali, Niger, and Nigeria (North-East) have developed Response Plans for 2022, requiring a total of US $3.8 billion. To scale up aid operations, coordination, adequate resources, and a principled response are all critical.

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
27 Jun 2022
Document type: 
Strategic Response Plan
Coordination hub(s): 
Bureau Régional pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre