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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.

Organisation: 
Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires des Nations Unies
Date de publication initiale: 
11 mar 2018
Type de Document: 
Aperçu des Besoins Humanitaires
Lieux: 
Mauritania
Senegal
Burkina Faso
Nigeria
Cameroon
Niger
Chad
Bureaux de Coordination: 
Bureau Régional pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et du Centre
Catastrophes: 
Sahel Crisis: 2011-2017