International Cooperation

The Sahel Food Crisis Platform

The Sahel Food Crisis is a platform for sharing data in response to early warnings about increased food insecurity in the Sahel region of West Africa.

The platform allows regional and international organizations to share and visualize their data describing the situation in the Sahel. By pulling together data sources into one site, the platform offers the ability to strengthen data sharing between partners and donors. A common operating picture is critical for a coordinated response, and this platform helps bring together critical datasets to inform the response.

All datasets are offered in both raw data formats and processed map layers. Map layers are retrieved and integrated into the site using API calls from each partner. This allows the seamless data sharing between partners into a single site while keeping data ownership decentralized. Data and APIs are publicly available for download and use.

The platform is a partnership between UNHCR, WFP, OCHA, the World Bank, GFDRR, ITHACA, FEWS NET, Development Seed and SERVIR.