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Remotely Monitored Country
Key Message Update

Conflict continues to significantly impact food security and livelihoods

July 2018

July - September 2018

October 2018 - January 2019

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

  • Armed and intercommunal conflict continues to drive new displacement and impede humanitarian assistance, particularly in Haute-Kotto, Ouaka, Nana-Gribizi, and Mambéré-Kadeï prefectures. Approximately 10,000 people were displaced from June to mid-July in Mambéré-Kadeï alone, and according to the Commission on Population Movement the total number of displaced persons is currently 608,028. However, recent security improvements in Ouham-Pendé and Mbomou has facilitated the return of the displaced and some socio-economic activities.

  • In areas where armed groups are active, limited access to fields, livestock theft, and illicit taxes prevent households from maintaining their livelihoods. The price of staple food commodities has increased compared to the same period last year in most markets – in some cases by more than 30 percent – because of merchant theft and extorsion as well as heavy precipitation, which has increased transportation costs and limited supply. In Sikikadé market (Vakaga prefecture), the price of cassava and rice has doubled relative to other markets.

  • The first harvests of maize and groundnuts are underway and are expected to slightly improve household food security. However, the majority of poor households in insecure areas – particularly in areas inaccessible to humanitarian aid – depend on one meal per day, composed of cassava or wild foods (e.g., wild yams and leafy vegetables). Consequently, the most affected households are still unable to meet their basic food needs or protect their livelihoods and are likely to remain in Crisis (IPC Phase 3).

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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