We Must Act Now To Avoid the Worst-Case Scenario

The Food and Nutrition Crisis in West Africa & The Sahel

Saleye Bourema shows off the corn she will use to prepare a meal for her and her five children.  Following attacks by armed groups, her family and herself fled and took refuge in another village. Crédit: Tagaza Djibo /Oxfam
Paper author: 
Save the Children, Action Against Hunger and Oxfam
Paper publication date: 
Thursday 16 June 2022

West African countries are facing a worsening and continuous deterioration in food and nutrition security. There are currently 27,344,197 people (an increase of more than 3 million) who need assistance to survive. This figure is a new historical milestone. Never in the last fifteen years have so many people found themselves in such a pronounced state of food and nutrition insecurity. But over and above the statistics, this crisis will have dramatic consequences for millions of men, women, and children. Download and read our latest policy brief.