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The Sahel and West Africa Club Secretariat is monitoring the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation closely. The pandemic is unfolding as the region faces a food crisis of exceptional magnitude and high levels of insecurity.

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Food security

Critical pastoral situation

RPCA members are mobilising to strengthen existing early warning systems, set-up new monitoring tools and co-ordinate responses. They call for a targeted response to support the agro-pastoral sector.

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Shaping Africa's urban future

In the next 30 years, Africa’s urban areas will be home to an additional 950 million people. Are cities and governments ready?

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Current events

Fact Sketching

The Covid-19 pandemic adds an additional layer to pre-existing crises. A new collaboration with Cartooning for Peace offers an alternative look at the challenges facing the region.

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Policy brief

Global virus, local realities

A new policy brief explores some of the potential impacts of Covid-19 in West Africa and outlines a number of policy implications to help support government actions.

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Food security

Food and nutrition crisis 2020

The coronavirus (Covid-19) risks overshadowing and compounding the already severe food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel and West Africa that threatens millions of people.

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Food and nutrition security

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Food systems

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Cities and urbanisation

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