Urgent action needed to save 7.6 million people in need of food and nutrition assistance

Central Sahel

André, head of the family in a village in Ziniaré (Burkina Faso). Photo credit: Gery Barbot/ Oxfam
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Thursday 09 February 2023

The lean seasons come one after the other and systematically catch millions of vulnerable people in the spiral of a hunger crisis to which agricultural policies and emergency assistance provide only approximate and very specific responses. While the trends of the first analyses on the results of the last agricultural season announce an increase in cereal production of 20% in the Sahel countries, the need for vigilance and assistance remains crucial in this region.