West Africa Key Message Update, May 2020

Ongoing insecurity, the increase in IDPs, and COVID-19 is increasing the need for humanitarian assistance

Key Messages

  • Seasonal forecasts produced by NOAA for the 2020/21 season indicate above-average cumulative rainfall in most of the Sahel and below average in many parts of the Gulf of Guinea. The forecasts issued by the regional centres (CILSS and ACMAD) suggest an early start to the season and a late end to the...