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RISE I: Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced Fact Sheet and Infographic

With increasing vulnerability to climate, conflict, health and economic risks, resilience of people, communities and systems is more vital than ever. Without strengthened sources of resilience, the lives and livelihoods of millions of people suffer, hard-won gains are lost and the road to recovery becomes even more difficult. Resilience is fundamental to Feed the Future’s mission. In the face of more frequent and intense shocks, our investments are helping countries ultimately break the cycle of poverty, hunger and malnutrition.

From 2014 to 2019, Feed the Future implemented the groundbreaking Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE I), a five-year, $348 million effort to help vulnerable communities break the vicious cycle of crisis. These investments were integrated with existing humanitarian and development assistance to reach an estimated 1.9 million of the region’s most vulnerable people. In the Sahelian countries of Burkina Faso and Niger, the RISE I program focused its efforts in three areas: increased and sustainable economic well-being; strengthened institutions and governance; and improved health and nutrition.

Feed the Future RISE I Fact Sheet (508c)

Feed the Future RISE I Infographic (508c)

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