Two women in a field in Nigeria.

West Africa

Our health and nutrition programmes help millions across the region.

We work in ten countries across West Africa.

The conflict in the Lake Chad Basin is sending shockwaves through the region, with the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s northeast states remaining one of the most serious in the world.

Climate change is also having a devastating effect here, with recurring droughts in the Sahel region leading to poor harvests and severe flooding forcing thousands of people to migrate  to coastal countries.

MaliA man walks in a field at an Action Against Hunger project in Mali.

Key countryMali

Despite growing insecurity in the country, we continue to treat children under five for severe malnutrition.

Tackling hunger

Burkina Faso

Baby being carried on mothers back with ready-to-use therapeutic food.

Poverty, conflict and climate change are some of the factors increasing the humanitarian needs in the country.

Cameroon

Women tend to their crops at an Action Against Hunger project in Cameroon.

Thousands of people in the West African country, including refugees from neighbouring countries, struggle to get enough food.

Cote d'Ivoire

A pregnant woman at an Action Against Hunger treatment centre in Cote d'Ivoire.

Vulnerable communities are experiencing life-threatening hunger as the country faces high rates of poverty.

Liberia

An Action Against Hunger staff member sanitises an area in Liberia.

Vulnerable communities are experiencing life-threatening hunger as the country faces high rates of poverty.

Mauritania

Ousmane and his mum at an Action Against Hunger project in Mauritania.

The country battles with chronic malnutrition, poor access to basic sanitation and frequent natural disasters.

Niger

Fittiman, a woman supported by Action Against Hunger in Niger.

The West African nation is the poorest country in the world according to the UN’s Human Development Index.

Nigeria

A girl supported by Action Against Hunger in northern Nigeria.

After more than a decade of conflict, the humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s northeast states remains one of the most serious in the world.

Senegal and The Gambia

A woman carries a bowl of milk in Senegal.

Despite having one of the most stable economies in Africa, over half of Senegalese people live below the poverty line.

Sierra Leone

A group of children at an Action Against Hunger project in Sierra Leone.

Poverty, widespread malnutrition, Ebola and a weak economy are just some of the problems affecting the country.