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Remotely Monitored Country
Key Message Update

Stressed (IPC Phase 2 !) food insecurity in the north of the country thanks to ongoing assistance

July 2018

July - September 2018

Carte de la situation de securite alimentaire: Stresse ! (Phase 2 de l'IPC)

October 2018 - January 2019

Carte de la situation de securite alimentaire: Minimal (Phase 1 de l'IPC)

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

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

  • Notwithstanding the seasonal rainfall totals between 1 April and 10 July, which were generally low over most of the country, the good spatial distribution of rainfall during the first dekad of July has led to an intensification of semi-seasonal labor. In the southern half of the country, phytosanitary surveys surveyed more than 17,000 ha of mainly maize and sorghum crops attacked by Fall Armyworm with an average infestation rate of 60 percent. Only 40 percent of these areas benefited from chemical treatment due to insufficient pesticides. In addition, there is an upsurge of bovine foot-and-mouth disease in all regions with a morbidity rate exceeding 8 per cent.

  • Food distribution and subsidized grain sales operations favor the marketing of food stocks leading to an average supply on markets. Nevertheless, compared to the average of the past five years, basic grain prices continue to rise, averaging 16 percent for maize, 26 percent for millet and 22 percent for sorghum. Atypical rises exceeding 30 percent are observed in a few markets in the areas of high production (Djibasso, Douna, N'Dorola, Faramana, Diapaga) as well as in the structural deficit areas of the north (Dori, Gorom-Gorom, Titao, Gayéri).

  • Ongoing food assistance (food distribution by WFP and CONASUR, cash distribution by WFP, FAO and NGOs) is concentrated in livelihood zones 8; 7 and 5, respectively 37; 26 and 24 percent of poor households, and meets at least 92 percent of their needs. Thanks to these interventions and to the sale of subsidized cereals and the availability of green harvest products, the majority of poor households have access to two meals a day. However, because their dependence on markets was longer and more difficult this year, they sold more animals than usual. This limits their livelihoods and places them in Stressed (IPC Phase 2!).

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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