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Presence Country
Key Message Update

Assistance needs continue in parts of Kassala and North Darfur following locally poor main season performance

November 2017

November 2017 - January 2018

February - May 2018

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Concentration of displaced people
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
Food security outcomes for displaced populations would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance.FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Concentration of displaced people
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
Food security outcomes for displaced populations would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance.FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Concentration of displaced people
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

Key Messages

  • Seasonal improvements in food access with the onset of main season harvests are contributing to improvements to Minimal (IPC Phase 1) or Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes in most of Sudan. However, conflict-affected areas of SPLM-N-controlled South Kordofan and Jebel Marra remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3). Furthermore, areas of Kassala and North Darfur where seasonal progress was particularly poor are also facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes. 

  • A rapid inter-agency needs assessment conducted in October 2017 in areas near Dilling town (Alfarshaya, Eltukma, Elnila and Altumat) of South Kordofan identified approximately 10,000 protracted Internally Displaced People (IDPs). According to the findings of the assessment, subsistence farming and paid labor are the main sources of food and income of these IDPs, although limited access to cultivable land due to insecurity and the lack of cash to lease land from the host community are major constraints facing these populations. 

  • Sorghum and millet retail prices either remained stable or slightly decreased across all markets between September and October with the beginning of the new harvest. Sorghum prices remained unchanged across most markets while decreasing 20 to 25 percent in Kadugli and Geneina markets. Millet prices dropped five to 10 percent in Nyala, El Fasher, and Al Gadaref. October levels of sorghum and millet prices were on average 10 and 30 percent above their 2016 levels, and 35 and 60 percent above their recent five-year average for sorghum and millet, respectively. 

About FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network is a leading provider of early warning and analysis on food insecurity. Created by USAID in 1985 to help decision-makers plan for humanitarian crises, FEWS NET provides evidence-based analysis on some 34 countries. Implementing team members include NASA, NOAA, USDA, and USGS, along with Chemonics International Inc. and Kimetrica. Read more about our work.

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