Worsening Crisis in the Sahel: Food Security, Donor Priorities and Geopolitical Shifts

PRIO Policy Brief

Sandnes, Marie (2022) Worsening Crisis in the Sahel: Food Security, Donor Priorities and Geopolitical Shifts, PRIO Policy Brief, 8. Oslo: PRIO.

The situation in the Sahel worsens with rising living costs, inadequate external humanitarian donations, and a deteriorating security situation. Over the past year, Russia has increased its presence in the Sahel security theatre through the deployment of Wagner Group in Mali, which subsequently side-lined France and other European actors engaged in the country.