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Transforming the Sahel – Impressions from the field - 2021

Author: WFP Regional Bureau for Western Africa

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Impressions from the Sahel integrated resilience programme. WFP is scaling-up investments to build community assets, promote education, improve nutrition and health, and create jobs for youth in five Sahelian countries.

In 2018, WFP launched an innovative programme to boost resilience across the G5 Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger). For the first time, an integrated package of activities - combining Food for Assets (FFA), school feeding, nutrition, capacity strengthening and seasonal support - is implemented across the region and at scale in close coordination with governments and partners. This publication provides some impressions from the field, showcasing the significant progress made since the onset of the programme as well as concrete, innovative initiatives emerging from the ground.