Save the Children | World Vision
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Technical Guidance

More than 18 million people are currently struggling through a crisis in the Sahel region of West Africa.The overarching driver of this crisis is not drought, nor a food deficit.The most vulnerable families are in crisis because they have no protection against shocks like grain prices doubling.This is the “resilience deficit," rooted in structural causes, neglected for too long, and exacerbated by exceptionally high food prices.

This report, a joint initiative by Save the Children and WorldVision, aims to assess progress, lessons learned, and challenges in promoting “resilience”in the Sahel, with a particular focus on the well-being of children.The study demonstrates the need for a massive response by governments and partners in order to tackle child malnutrition – chronic and acute, together. It offers evidence-based, tangible recommendations for a comprehensive, child-focused approach to resilience in the Sahel.