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Presence Country
Key Message Update

Household food security improves thanks to harvests and pastoral recovery

October 2018

October 2018 - January 2019

La région du Lac est sous pression - phase 2!, tandis que le reste du pays est en minimale - phase 1.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
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
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
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

  • The main agricultural campaign was normal with excess rainfall in most livelihood zones, despite dry spells in some areas (Wadi Fira, part of Ouaddai). Preliminary harvest estimates indicate that cereal production is above the five-year average, which will enable poor and very poor households to rebuild their stocks.

  • The pastoral situation is characterized by the reconstitution of the fodder cover and a good level of temporary water holes, favoring animal body condition. Household food security in the Sahelian zone has improved significantly thanks to ongoing harvests, wild vegetables, milk availability and harvesting products.

  • In the Lac region, harvest products from the last season as well as humanitarian assistance are contributing to improving food security. However, the resurgence of attacks by Boko Haram elements in recent weeks, facilitated by the beginning of Lake Chad water withdrawal, continues to disrupt livelihoods of poor and very poor households.

  • Food consumption has improved, and food insecurity is Minimal (IPC, Phase 1) in all areas except Lac because of the conflict, where food insecurity is under pressure (Phase 2! IPC) thanks to humanitarian assistance.

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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