Current Operations
Regional logistics augmentation in support of the Sahel Drought Crisis

This Operation has been modified as per Budget Revision 2 (see below).

The drought in the Sahel poses a significant logistical challenge to the World Food Programme. West Africa is a poor region in which the current infrastructure, ports and inland transport corridors, are largely inadequate to absorb the quantities of humanitarian assistance required to reach people in need. The supply chain is complex, with several activated corridors and different procurement modalities, international as well as regional. The food pipeline also includes significant quantities of nutritious commodities that are sensitive to the hot climate in the Sahel region.

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WFP Offices
Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries0
Beneficiary needs (mt)103,924
Beneficiary needs ($US)198,296,033
Donors - 2014 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributionsUS$ -3,585,251
UN CERF2,331,206
UN Common Funds and Agencies (excl CERF)1,100,000
Threats to food security
  • Political instability and insecurity
  • Low education level
  • General poverty
  • Precarious sanitary conditions
  • Poor weaning habits
  • Erratic rainfalls
  • Drought
  • Desertification
  • Locust infestations
  • Lack of modern agricultural infrastructure