Refugees and internally displaced persons linked to current or recent conflicts
Security threats exacerbate structural weaknesses: Niger, Chad and Mali are very fragile countries, combining problems related to their high rates of population growth, poverty and food insecurity. Security threats are exacerbating these structural weaknesses. In Sahelian countries, the insecurity-food complex must be addressed via a single, integrated approach. The prevention and management of food crises should go hand in hand with the prevention and management of conflicts and instability. Achieving stabilisation through development must also integrate food resilience and the development of the food economy.