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Special Humanitarian Bulletin - Sahel food security and nutrition crisis, N°1 (15 June 2012)


  • A food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel is affecting over 18 million people.
  • 1.1 million children will suffer from severe acute malnutrition; 3 million from moderate acute malnutrition.
  • Sahel cereal production in 2012 is 27 per cent lower than in 2011, and food prices continue to rise.
  • Conflict and insecurity in Mali are exacerbating regional vulnerabilities.
  • Capacity has been boosted across the region to respond to calls by governments and increased needs.
  • Funding requirements for the crisis have reached more than $1.6 billion. More funding is urgently required
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
15 Jun 2012
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
Humanitarian Assistance
Coordination hub(s): 
Bureau Régional pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre