2012 Strategic Document Version 2: Response plan addressing the food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel

To address the food crisis in the Sahel region, humanitarian partners within the Regional Food Security and Nutrition Working Group have developed this strategy which aims to: i) strengthen preparedness at the regional level; ii) support coordination among response actors, and facilitate the monitoring of the situation; iii) serve as a reference document if other appeals (i.e. Flash Appeals) are developed by countries within the region; iv) raise awareness among donors, partners and governments in the region on the extent of the crises, their cross-border nature and the need for early action; v) facilitate resource mobilization.