Development cooperation , 13.03.2015

Humanitarian aid to Western Africa, FAO


In the West Africa and Sahel region, millions of vulnerable people who depend on the production, marketing and consumption of crops, livestock, fish, forests and other natural resources are confronted by recurring disasters and crises. These shocks undermine their livelihoods and threaten their food and nutrition security. Drought, floods, the locust threat, socio-political instability or rising food prices exacerbate the structural weaknesses of countries in this region, known for their decreasing soil fertility and desertification, insufficient agriculture investments, high poverty rate and population growth. The humanitarian needs for 2015 in Sahel region are 1,96 billion UDS and in the need of assistance there are 20,4 million people. 9,3 million food insecure people are targeted for assistance. FAO is appealing for a total of USD 116 million to assist more than 5,4 million people.

Funding decision  13.03.2015

1 000 000 €

Field of activity

  • Material relief assistance and services 100%

Funding channel

YK:n elintarvike- ja maatalousjärj



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