The COVID-19 pandemic in West Africa is currently exacerbating socio-economic issues, with women bearing the largest burden of caring for their families while also seeking to lead communities in prevention and adaptation.
Disasters have strongly increased in both frequency and impact, with climate change as one of the main contributors to more extreme, frequent, and unpredictable weather.
The year 2017 was marked by scores of humanitarian crises: armed conflicts, devastating natural disasters, climate shocks, hunger, millions of people fleeing their homes.
CARE supported drought and conflict-affected communities in the Sahel region of West Africa—in Mali, Chad, Niger, Cameroon—during the previous food crisis in 2011-2012. At the beginning of 2013, CARE scaled up its response when conflict in northern Mali…