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Key Message Update

Crisis (IPC Phase 3) outcomes persist amidst a limited second season harvest

August 2018

August - September 2018

October 2018 - January 2019

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

  • Crisis (IPC Phase 3) acute food insecurity outcomes continue in central and southern semiarid parts of the country as food access remains constrained and households’ cereal stocks are exhausted in areas affected by the 2015/16 El Niño drought and poor 2018 harvests. In the rest of the country, Minimal (IPC Phase 1) and Stressed (IPC Phase 2) outcomes persist.

  • During a July assessment in Gaza Province, FEWS NET confirmed vegetable harvests from second season production are temporarily mitigating impacts of the significantly below-average main season harvests. In remote areas with limited second season production, poor households have below-average incomes, no food stocks, limited meal quantity and frequency, and heavily rely on wild foods for food access.

  • From June to July, staple food prices were mixed - prices started their seasonal increase in some markets, while prices remained atypically stable in other markets. In Pemba Market, maize grain prices atypically increased 50 percent while in Nampula and Beira Markets, typical levels of price increases were observed. The price spike in Pemba and in other northern markets potentially reflects lower crop production than initially estimated, affecting household food access.

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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